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This was the largest randomized, placebo-controlled trial yet of antivemon efficacy in widow spider envenomation. Widow spiders (Redback in Australasia, Black Widow in the US) are the most common, severe spider envenomation worldwide.
"While e-cigarettes are believed to be a safer form of 'smoking', this does not equate to safer forms of nicotine". The E-cigarette solutions have mean nicotine concentrations of 8.5–22.2 mg/mL and are sold in 5 to 20 mL vials. Keep in mind that the estimated lethal dose for nicotine in humans is 1 mg/kg.
If you find yourself managing a case of aluminium phosphide poisoning (a common cause of acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries), beware if you're the airway doc, spontaneous ignition has been reported. No Lie.