Helping older adults discontinue using sedatives

Older adults, especially those who are admitted to hospitals, are at risk for potentially dangerous side effects if they are taking multiple medicines. Taking several medications at the same time is called polypharmacy. Of ...


Ketofol an alternative deep sedative

Australian emergency medicine researchers have successfully trialled an alternative deep sedative for patients in the emergency department.


Germany seizes record haul of illegal sex and diet pills

German customs investigators said Thursday they had seized their largest-ever haul of illegal pharmaceuticals—3.5 million pills from India, mostly slimming and sexual potency "lifestyle drugs".

Attention deficit disorders

No need for more propofol for MRI sedation in ADHD

(HealthDay)—Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) undergoing sedation for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) do not have a higher dose requirement for propofol, according to a study published online ...

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