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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 15, 2018 | Archived Issues

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CDC Warns About Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning about synthetic cannabinoid products, which have been linked to severe unexplained bleeding in more than 200 people in nine states.

Some of the synthetic cannabinoid products tested positive for brodifacoum, a highly lethal vitamin K antagonist anticoagulant used in commercial products for killing rodents and other pests.

Five patients have died, while others have exhibited symptoms of coagulopathy (bruising, nosebleeds, excessively heavy menstrual bleeding, hemoptysis, hematuria, flank pain, abdominal pain, etc.).

The CDC website has more information.