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Recognizing & Treating People on Spice (video)

Spice is a dangerous street drug that can cause psychotic breaks and even death. It is sold in head shops and known as “synthetic cannabinoids”, but spice is not marijuana. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, talks about spice and gives advice to clinicians on how to […]

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Top 10 Facts on Synthetic Cannabinoids: Not So Nice Spice

Recent outbreaks of synthetic cannabinoid-related emergency department visits across the country have been in the news lately. Between April 1 and May 31, 2015, Mississippi reported 1243 emergency department visits due to adverse events from synthetic cannabinoids,1 with 10% requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, 11% non-ICU admission, and 17 potentially related deaths.1 The US […]

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