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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Cawich, Shamir O.; Williams, Eric W.; Evans, Necia R.; Johnson, Peter
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Occupational hazard: Treating cocaine body packers in Caribbean countries.
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Journal Title
International Journal of Drug Policy
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2009
Volume ID
20
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
377-380
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Location/URL
http:; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18815021
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Abstract
Body packing is a common method of smuggling cocaine where individuals ingest several drug-filled parcels for transport. When identified by the authorities, body packers are usually taken to hospital for evaluation. There are several points during management of these patients when the health care team may be placed at risk. We explore the hazards encountered during the management of these patients in developing Caribbean nations.....
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