Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Naren Gunja

MBBS, MSc, FACEM, FACMT, is Medical Director and toxicologist, NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Emergency Medicine, Sydney Medical School, New South Wales

Illicit drug overdose Prevalence and acute management

This article seeks to review the current trends in illicit drug overdose in Australia, and outline the recommended management strategies for acute poisoning. While the majority of acute poisoning...

A heavy burden: remaining vigilant with herbal remedies

Figure 1. Blood film showing basophilic stipplingWhat is the role of traditional medicines in Australia?Ayurvedic medicine (AM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have an important role in...


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