Navigation Links
Decriminalizing pot may land more kids in the ER
Date:2/5/2014

WASHINGTON States that decriminalized marijuana saw dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention, although the overall number of unintentional marijuana exposures among children remained low. The Annals of Emergency Medicine study of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011 will be published online today ("Association of Unintentional Pediatric Exposures with Decriminalization of Marijuana in the U.S.").

"We believe that high-dose edible products such as candies, cookies and chocolates may have played a significant role in the increased rate of reported exposure chiefly because kids can't distinguish between products that contain marijuana and those that don't," said lead study author George Sam Wang, MD, of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colo. "These edible products may be attractive to children and tend to contain higher concentrations of the active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol."

The call rate to poison centers in states that decriminalized marijuana increased by more than 30 percent per year between 2005 and 2011, while the call rate in non-legal states did not change. More pediatric exposures in decriminalized states than in non-legal states required medical evaluation, had moderate to major clinical effects and required critical care admissions. Neurologic effects were the most common. The most common therapy was administration of intravenous fluids. Aggressive interventions were rare and there were no deaths.

As of December 2013, 18 states and the District of Columbia had passed legislation allowing medical marijuana, which includes many edible products. Sales are projected to more than double between 2011 and 2015.

"Pediatricians, toxicologists and emergency physicians need to be willing to advocate for the safety of children to lawmakers as this burgeoning industry expands across the U.S.," said Dr. Wang. "As more states d
'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Lloyd
jlloyd@acep.org
202-370-9292
American College of Emergency Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015   ... medication safety systems and image documentation solutions ... of comprehensive, technologically-advanced automation solutions, is pleased ... integration. The Codonics® Safe Label System® (SLS), ... in conjunction with the Omnicell Anesthesia Workstation, ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... May 26, 2015 Research ... addition of the "Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems ... their offering. ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,The biometric ... is projected to grow at over 22% ... is attributed to the surging demand for better ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... SYDNEY , May 25, 2015  Australia,s market ... inception stage, although 2014 saw the advent of several ... on 24 April 2015 is expected to ignite interest ... devices in Australia . This in ... the industry and drive new partnerships amongst vendors and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Codonics and Omnicell Expand Partnership 2Codonics and Omnicell Expand Partnership 3Codonics and Omnicell Expand Partnership 4Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 with Morpho Safran, ZK Technlogy, and Suprema Dominating 2Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 2Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 3Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 4
... Laboratory (NREL) recently recognized the professionals behind the ... its Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer Awards. ... spectrum of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies ... with industry partners, the luncheon celebrated NREL,s commercialization ...
... 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Glutathione is the body,s master ... a large variety of other toxins and insults. Debate over ... levels in cells and tissues has simmered for years. Now, ... is effective in increasing the body,s stores of this vital ...
... researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a ... the same approach that HIV uses to infect cells. ... be described in the June issue of the journal ... promising in the development of a potential treatment for ...
Cached Biology News:NREL staff recognized for breakthrough technologies 2Clinical Tests Demonstrate Long-Term Effectiveness of Oral Glutathione Supplements - Kyowa Study 2Clinical Tests Demonstrate Long-Term Effectiveness of Oral Glutathione Supplements - Kyowa Study 3Pitt discovery holds potential in destroying drug-resistant bacteria 2Pitt discovery holds potential in destroying drug-resistant bacteria 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015  The Companion Diagnostics ... understanding and unprecedented access to the partnering deals ... healthcare companies during 2014. Using these ... into the partnering activities of the past year. ... the partnering and alliances deals announced worldwide.The initial ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... discovering and developing innovative therapies primarily in the ... has commenced a public offering of shares of ... its common stock and overallotment purchase rights to ... of common stock, warrants and overallotment purchase rights ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 26, 2015 ... announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new ... and Companies" to their offering. ... molecular diagnostics technologies that will play an ... health, pharmaceutical industry, forensics and biological warfare ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 26, 2015 Research and ... the "Global Breast Cancer Monoclonal Antibodies Market ... Globally, Roche seems to dominate the breast ... Its block buster molecule, Herceptin has been able ... was found that breast cancer cells become recalcitrant ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Companion Diagnostics Deals and Alliances of 2014 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2015-2024 - Analysis of Key Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2015-2024 - Analysis of Key Technologies, Markets and Companies 3Global Breast Cancer Monoclonal Antibodies Market Outlook 2020 2Global Breast Cancer Monoclonal Antibodies Market Outlook 2020 3
...
Verotoxin IIbeta (457)...
Thermo Labsystems offers a basic reader for 96-well microplates that is especially adapted for ELISA and other colorimetric assays....
... Universal Vacuum System UVS400 is a multi-tasking ... UVS400 combines a refrigerated vapor trap and ... single integrated unit. The easy-to-use, wide-mouth glass ... into single jar for easy disposal. The ...
Biology Products: