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Dangerous drug interactions

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 41Ian Hamilton, RMN, is a community psychiatric nurse at St Mary's Hospital, ScarboroughWhen a patient is taking prescribed psychiatric medication at the same time as an illegal drug, the two can interact - with potentially fatal consequences. As clinicians we have a responsibility to ask ourselves some key questions: what are the interactions, how many patients are affected, what can be done?

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