Tagged: Drugs

First Aid - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 13, 2009

A recent high quality study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the use of intravenous drugs in out-of-hospital resuscitation does not lead to better survival rates – just more admissions to hospital. This is a significant finding for two reasons. First, it emphasises that good quality CPR and early access to [...] Related posts: … Read More

Uppers and Downers - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Sep 19, 2009

There’s a sad story in the Herald today of a young doctor who has been charged with forging prescriptions for weight-loss pills to keep her awake while working long hours. On the face of it, the judge was probably correct to reject the defenses plea for a discharge without conviction. I have absolutely no wish [...] … Read More