Community paramedic clinics, controlling a nation’s hypertension, understanding pediatric strokes and we’ll have our good friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center on some new dangers related to individually compounded pain cremes. 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 451

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’ll look at a nationwide initiative to better control hypertension from the CDC.

Then in this week’s special tip segment, Pharmacist Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center joins us to talk about a new issue being seen in poison centers nationwide. Specialist compounding pharmacies create specially blended pain management cremes for topical application with little oversight.

What happens if these cremes get in the hands of children or people for whom they weren’t intended and what can you do about it? We’ll find out later in the show after the news.

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EMS News

Community Paramedic Clinic Opens In Wisconsin

CDC Seeks To Better Control America’s Hypertension Problems

Understanding the Risks of Pediatric Strokes


Tip of the Week: Lisa Booze on Compounded Prescription Pain Cremes

Lisa Booze, PharmD

Lisa Booze, PharmD

Over the past couple of years, poison centers have been receiving calls about children and adults who have ingested or been exposed dermally to compounded pain creams and ointments. These prescription compounded pain creme topical products are prepared for specific patients who have chronic pain as an alternative to opioids and other oral analgesics. Pharmacist Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center joins us again to talk about the dangers of these topical compounded prescription pain cremes on this segment of the MedicCast. As more of these products are showing up in homes, you might run into a poisoning related to them. What should you do? Check it out.


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