Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

Toxicology Conundrum #022 – Life in the Fast Lane

Life in the Fast Lane is a blog by a bunch of Australian doctors. They give an interesting rationale for creating their blog –

Life in the Fast Lane was born out of an intense desire to procrastinate..

Our team was born out of passionate (and usually unresolved) debate pertaining to the elements of eLearning; medical education; medical history; political ambiguity; information sharing; the open source era and the ethos of web 2.0.

How can you not love that approach? They do an excellent job of providing clear useful information. One of the more difficult areas to teach is toxicology, but it is presented very well here. One example is Toxicology Conundrum #022

With the increase in the use of somewhat selective neurotransmitter reuptake inhibitors (Prozac, Paxil, Effexor, . . . ), I have not seen a TCA OD (TriCyclic Antidepressant OverDose) in a long time. I remember when they were common. TCAs were the overdose most likely to be fatal. They are still around, but used much less often, and now seem to be often used for things other than depression. It is always good to review this information and TCA OD is handled very well.

Give it a read and wander around the site. I know that I need to read a lot more of their stuff.