Rapidly Developing Psychosis as Complication of Innocent Over-The-Counter Drug Use
One-hundred years ago, Sir William Osier made reference to the physician who practices “a sort of pop-gun pharmacy hitting now the malady and again the patient, he himself, not knowing which.” Today we must also be concerned about the patient turning that pharmacologic pop-gun against himself by using one of the 100,000 available over-the-counter drugs (American Pharmaceutical Association, “Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs,” 1973).
KeywordsOrganic Brain Syndrome Laxative Abuse Salicylate Intoxication Amphetamine Abuse American Pharmaceutical Association
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