Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Tuesday June 12, 2018

Question – The reference cited below notes “Long-term inhalation of cannabinoids can be associated with the appearance of symptomatic sinus bradycardia and sinus arrest that can lead to asystole with syncope.” What is the mechanism for this observed effect in some cannabinoid users?

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Question of the Day – Wednesday June 6, 2018

Question – The most common adverse effects of the anti-malarial mefloquine (MQ) are gastrointestinal and neurological. How often does severe central nervous system toxicity manifest in persons taking this drug and what are the risk factors for the development of adverse neuro-psychiatric effects associated with mefloquine?

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Question of the Day – Tuesday June 5, 2018

Question – Chinese star anise (Illicium verum Hook f.) is used as a spice in a variety of ethnic cultures. Star anise has also been used as a folk treatment for infant colic. What toxicities have been reported as possibly being associated with the use of star anise as a folk remedy in infants?

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