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BACKGROUND Loperamide is an over-the-counter, inexpensive, antidiarrheal opioid that can produce life-threatening toxicity at high concentrations. CASE REPORT 1: A 28-year-old man with a history of depression and substance abuse disorder (SUD) presented to the emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath and lightheadedness. He ingested large amounts(More)
During the past eight years, since its inception in 1969, the specialty of Family Medicine has gradually been developing toward maturity. With the specialty now firmly based in biomedical science, behavioral science, and patient management, it is prepared to accept a place of full responsibility in the spectrum of health care. This article explores the(More)