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TOXINZ (Australian & NZ Poisons Information Toxicology)
TOXINZ is an easy-to-navigate and well referenced resource that provides in-depth risk assessment and management advice for clinicians treating poisoned and envenomed patients. It lists over 190,000 chemical products, pharmaceuticals, plants, venomous creatures etc.
Being a ‘local’ product, the management advice reflects contemporary Australian and New Zealand practice. An outstanding feature of TOXINZ is that Australian and New Zealand Poisons Information Centre (PIC) staff and toxicologists provide regular feedback to the TOXINZ editors to ensure that the resource is up-to-date, i.e. there is an inbuilt quality assurance/governance loop.
If a new pharmaceutical or illicit drug comes to the attention of PIC staff or toxicologists, TOXINZ can search the literature and promptly produce and upload a monograph. All monographs include information on:-
Description of the substance, including class and available formulations.
Intervention criteria, which is particularly useful for risk assessment involving paediatric exploratory exposures. This section also includes observation period and investigations to be performed.
Treatment, including stabilisation, decontamination, antidotes, supportive care, prognosis, follow-up etc.
Signs and Symptoms, including onset and duration of symptoms, likely severity of poisoning.
Toxicity, including mechanisms of toxicity, acute and chronic scenarios etc.
Therapeutic Drug Information, including pharmacological action, indications, normal dose range, kinetics etc.
Identification, including chemical name, other names, identification codes.
References, which are embedded in the text, are listed at the end of each monograph.
Article in Focus – Medicinal Cannabis
The State Government has plans to legalise local cultivation of Cannabis in Victoria from 2017 based on the recommendations made by the Victorian Law Reform Commission. We thought it would be appropriate for us to include research papers on medicinal use of Cannabis. We have included articles with links to abstracts/full text, where users can read scientific based evidence on this political and emotional debate.
Bar-Sela, G., Vorobeichik, M., Drawsheh, S., Omer, A., Goldberg, V., & Muller, E. (2013). The medical necessity for medicinal cannabis: Prospective, observational study evaluating the treatment in cancer patients on supportive or palliative care. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM, 2013, 510392-510392.
Bone, M., & Seddon, T. (2016). Human rights, public health and medicinal cannabis use. Critical Public Health, 26(1), 51-61.
Freckelton, I. (2015). Medicinal cannabis law reform: Lessons from Canadian litigation. Journal of Law and Medicine,22(4), 719-38.
Hodge,Arthur D. (2013). Medicinal cannabis presents unique issues in managed care. Formulary, 48(7), 241-242. Mather, L. E., Rauwendaal, E. R., Moxham-Hall, V. L., & Wodak, A. D. (2013).
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