Prevalence of use, epidemiology and toxicity of ‘herbal party pills’ among those presenting to the emergency department

  title={Prevalence of use, epidemiology and toxicity of ‘herbal party pills’ among those presenting to the emergency department},
  author={Tonia C. Nicholson},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Australasia},
  • T. Nicholson
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence of use, epidemiology and toxicity of ‘herbal party pills’ in ED presenters. This was an analytical cross‐sectional survey of patients and relatives presenting to a large tertiary ED. Consenting participants completed a specifically designed questionnaire. A total of 1043 people completed the questionnaire (participation rate of 97.2%). One hundred and twenty‐five (11.9%) had taken herbal party pills and subgroup analysis showed that… 

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