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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Cawich, S. O. ; Williams, E. W. ; Evans, N. R. ; Johnson, P.
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Article Title
Occupational hazard: Treating cocaine body packers in Caribbean countries
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Journal Title
Int J Drug Policy
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Date of Publication
2008 Sep 22
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Language
ENG
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Location/URL
http:; www.researchgate.net/publication/23280473_Occupational_hazard_treating_cocaine_body_packers_in_Caribbean_countries
ISSN
1873-4758 (Electronic)
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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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