Death Drug on the Death Row

In the lethal injections used to execute prisoners on the death row, one of the major components is an important anesthetic drug called sodium thiopental. Under a three drug protocol, sodium thiopental is used to anaesthetise the prisoner, then pancuronium bromide paralyses him, before potassium chloride is administered to cause a fatal heart attack. (1) … Continue reading Death Drug on the Death Row

Students Forever? No Longer!

I am an avid reader of the Health Policy and Reform blog of the NEJM and believe that they should enable the commenting system on the site to allow bidirectional interaction, much like BMJ and its Rapid Responses. So, this week’s NEJM came with an article which piqued me greatly: Residents: Workers or Students in … Continue reading Students Forever? No Longer!