The Death of Diphenhydramine
I too would never bury Benadryl. I well remember our collective professional relief when the Phenergan-Reglan-Benadryl cocktail freed us from having to use narcotics for migraines…and it had about a 99 percent success rate. The Benadryl probably prevented dystonic reactions, and if it caused drowsiness, well, yes, that helps greatly to break the cycle of a migraine. As a migraineur, I used this on myself (not on duty of course) and just don’t believe this is any less safe than any of the other formulations mentioned.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 41 – No 11 – November 2022
—Louise B. Andrew, MD, JD
Firearms and Emergency Department Safety
Hospitals have always been “firearm free zones.” It is illegal to carry a firearm in the hospital—and the ED is part of the hospital. This ACEP policy seems redundant, and unfortunately accomplishes nothing. Evil people have never cared whether there is a sign on the door asking them not to bring weapons. This policy only makes it more difficult for emergency physicians to carry a sidearm, if they feel their welfare could be at risk in a rough ED.
—Mike Magoon, MD, FACEP
I Spent Three Months in Northern Ethiopia with MSF. I Will Never Be the Same.
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