Med-Math-3D1-202x300FDNY DNR Conundrum, stopping youth gun violence, Milwaukee ambulance reports shots fired and we’ll have a special segment on new synthetic drugs of abuse with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 439

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. In this week’s EMS news items we look at a recent moral/ethical dilemma that faced two New York Fire Department paramedics at a recent cardiac arrest call.

Then in this week’s special tip segment, I have an interview with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center on new synthetic drugs of abuse being seen in communities around the country. See if you know enough about Flacca, Gravel or N-Bomb. We’ll test that knowledge later in the show after the news.

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EMS News

FDNY Paramedics Face DNR Conundrum and Backlash

ERs Stopping Cycle of Youth Gun Violence

Milwaukee Ambulance Struck by Gunfire


Tip of the Week: Flakka, Gravel and N-Bomb

Face Of Teen Addiction

By now, I’m sure that most, if not all, of your listeners have heard of synthetic drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts. But have you heard of N-Bomb? Gravel? Flakka? These are just a few of the many new drugs of abuse that are causing serious effects right now. Synthetic drugs are made to mimic other drugs of abuse such as cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, LSD and even heroin.

By tweaking the chemical structures and disguising the packaging, makers of these drugs try to avoid existing laws and in many cases, they are successful in doing that. The packages do not say what drugs are in there and there could be multiple drugs. The drugs that we are now starting to hear about are drugs that we have never seen before. We don’t know much about their effects and toxicities until poison centers, EMS providers and emergency departments start seeing cases. Here’s a phone segment I recorded with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center on these new drugs of abuse we’re seeing in the field.


Maryland Poison Center

CNN Article on Flakka


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