Navigation Links
'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms
Date:11/11/2010

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Nov. 11 --(HealthDay News) -- A form of synthetic marijuana known as "K2" is sending young people to the hospital with racing heart beats, extreme anxiety and hallucinations, toxicologists warn.

In recent months, physicians and toxicologists say more young people have been showing up in emergency rooms after smoking synthetic marijuana. Despite the side effects, K2 is legal in many states, although many state legislators are rushing to pass legislation banning it.

Since the start of 2010, the American Association of Poison Control Centers has received nearly 2,000 reports of people who became ill after smoking K2, compared to about a dozen in 2009. Poison control officials described some of the symptoms as "life-threatening."

K2 is often marketed as incense and sold in packets of herbs laced with synthetic marijuana at "head shops," gas stations, convenience stores and online for about $30 to $40 per three-gram bag. The drug also goes by other names, including Spice, Spice Gold, Spice Diamond, Yucatan Fire, Solar Flare, K2 Summit, Genie, PEP Spice, and Fire n Ice, according to the U.S. Drug Intelligence Center.

While people who smoke K2 think they're going to experience deep relaxation and euphoria, those who end up in the hospital report unpleasant experiences, said Dr. Anthony Scalzo, medical director of the Missouri Poison Center and chief of toxicology at St. Louis University.

"The classic symptoms are agitation, anxiety, racing heart beat, elevated blood pressure," Scalzo said. "And some kids are having very negative psychotropic experiences. One said, 'I felt like I went down to hell'."

In some cases, the drug also causes vomiting, tremors and seizures, according to federal drug abuse agencies.

Scalzo was the first to sound the alarm about K2 earlier this year after seeing a couple of dozen of reports of young people treated at eme
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment
2. UC studies show marijuana has therapeutic value, reports to legislature
3. International Merchant Advisors Inc. to Open New Wellness Centers With Medical Marijuana Treatment Facilities
4. International Merchant Advisors CEO Mel Roseman to Discuss New Medical Marijuana Clinics Live on CBS Radio Networks Big Biz Show February 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm PST
5. Marijuana Use Can Up Psychosis Risk
6. International Merchant Advisors to Complete Purchase of Medical Marijuana Company Organic Science, Inc.
7. Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Center Brings Relief to Patients Across Michigan
8. International Merchant Advisors CEO Mel Roseman to Discuss New Wellness Centers and Medical Marijuana Clinic Acquisitions Program Live on Bill Chippas Show Today, March 11th at 6:20 pm EST
9. MarijuanaDoctors.com Launches the First Online Search and Booking Engine for Patients Seeking Medical Marijuana Doctors
10. The Medical Marijuana Industry Finds an Outside-the-Box Solution, "Inside the Box" With GrowOp Technology
11. First Retail Branded Edible Medical Marijuana Product Line Introduced at San Francisco Trade Show
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms 
(Date:1/22/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan ... and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual ... ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares ... would have gone undetected if she had not followed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy ... its highest annual revenues in the past three years. Today, ... wedding dresses. , According to the sales manager of the ... for them in 2015. This point can be reflected on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern ... financial distress to the states that permit them, according ... Center on Race and Wealth. , While they generate ... loans at the same time substantially depress economic activity, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 JJsHouse.com is a ... dresses. Today, the business announces its latest collection of ... , “The most important issue is the wedding dress on ... thing in a woman’s life. Every bride wants to find ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Step ... power at the Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, ... , Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical ... through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... suggest that hormones in saliva may be a biological ... result of chronic bullying by peers. ... in the early recognition and intervention of long-term psychological ... self-reported either by students or observed by teachers,' said ...
... of Rhode Island's Cancer Prevention Research Center will bring ... substance abuse . The outcome is based on decades ... and other high-risk behaviors of teenagers and adults. ... from the National Institute of Drug Abuse to support ...
... US may soon impact the quality of patient care ... a report. ,Without intervention, the number of ... while demand will increase by 35 percent over the ... ,The decline in the number of qualified ...
... President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today warned consumers could be seriously ... ,In a submission to Food Standards Australia and New ... manufacturers are likely to confuse consumers and may even contribute ... to put health claims on labels to encourage consumers to ...
... insensitive caption for the picture of an abandoned baby in Melbourne ... left in a cardboard box kept by a Japanese hospital for ... Jikei Hospital in the southern city of Kumamoto to discourage abortions ... ,A small hatch on the side of the hospital has ...
... This high degree of trust and confidence in doctors reflects ... survey reflects the immense efforts from doctors to improve ... the financial pressures placed upon the health service. ... this survey, the majority of respondents have answered that doctors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Saliva Helps to Identify Child Victims of Chronic Bullying 2Health News:New Substance Use Prevention Program Being Developed 2Health News:New Substance Use Prevention Program Being Developed 3Health News:New Substance Use Prevention Program Being Developed 4Health News:America on Brink of Allergy Crisis 2Health News:Three-year-old Abandoned in Box Meant for Unwanted Babies in Japan 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... UPI ), a medical device company that develops, manufactures ... today reported financial results for the fiscal 2015 third ... the Company,s Urgent ®  PC Neuromodulation System grew 14.5% ... compared to $3.9 million in the third quarter of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... MINNEAPOLIS , Jan. 22, 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: ... launched Ella, the first member of the new Simple ... ProteinSimple brand.  This launch represents the re-branding of the ... The Simple Plex platform is a transformative immunoassay technology ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and ... the addition of the "Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology ... - Global Forecast to 2019" report to ... a wide array of techniques for the detection ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology (Instrument, Analyzer, Incubator, Kit, Microscope, Molecular Diagnostics) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology (Instrument, Analyzer, Incubator, Kit, Microscope, Molecular Diagnostics) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... surgical instrument, the HipSextant™ Navigation System, was used commercially ... a New York hospital. The system is designed to ... socket component—into the pelvis with greater precision during hip ... cup malposition occurs in 50-80% of hip surgeries performed ...
... Mass., Oct. 18, 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... clinical trial to evaluate its WallFlex® Biliary RX Fully ... strictures (narrowing or blockages).  This multi-center, prospective study enrolled ...  Lead Investigators in the study are Professor Jacques Deviere, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HipSextant™ Navigation System Receives Its First Commercial Use 2HipSextant™ Navigation System Receives Its First Commercial Use 3Boston Scientific Completes Enrollment in Benign Stricture Study of WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent 2Boston Scientific Completes Enrollment in Benign Stricture Study of WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent 3Boston Scientific Completes Enrollment in Benign Stricture Study of WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent 4
... Store 200 to 350 Liters of pure ... and Distribution of Purified Water,Millipores compact S.D.S. ... store 200 to 350 liters of purified ... and to maintain consistent purity of stored ...
... Millipore has developed a range of ... match specific water quality requirements. Each ... is designed to specifically target contaminants ... HPLC, molecular biology and ICP-MS. The ...
... has developed a range of Milli-Q ... specific water quality requirements. Each of ... designed to specifically target contaminants detrimental ... molecular biology and ICP-MS. The systems ...
... Millipore has developed a range of ... match specific water quality requirements. Each ... is designed to specifically target contaminants ... HPLC, molecular biology and ICP-MS. The ...
Medicine Products: