Use of a deadly mix of fentanyl and the animal tranquilizer xylazine is spreading. A professor of emergency medicine talks about the challenges “Tranq” presents. Then we talk of legislation that would require medical personnel to obtain consent before performing pelvic exams on unconscious patients.
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Animal tranquilizer causing more overdoses
The deadly drug cocktail of fentanyl and the animal tranquilizer xylazine is appearing in nearly every U.S. state. We talk with an emergency medicine professor about the rise in “Tranq” and the challenges with treatment.
Renewed bipartisan legislation pushes for consent for pelvic exams on unconscious patients
Lawmakers recently introduced bipartisan legislation to require medical personnel to get informed consent before performing pelvic exams on unconscious patients. We speak with the head of the Wisconsin Nurses Association to learn more about a practice that more than 20 states have banned.
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