Author | S. Rutherfoord Rose, PharmD

Articles

Acute Poisoning:

April 15, 2006

We live in a world of toxins and potential toxins, and thus we are often just a misstep away from a toxic exposure and its consequences. Even that which is meant to cure can kill. All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy; exposure to the wrong dose of a medication (whether accidental or not) remains a common form of toxic exposure.