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Drugs off to lab

Drugs off to lab

By Maria Bradshaw | Wed, December 05, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Propofol, used to sedate patients ahead of surgery, is suspected to be among the drugs which police and health officials seized on Monday when they raided the SureWay Weight Loss Clinic.

A reliable source told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday that it was the only drug which carried a label but one bottle was missing from the box.

Propofol reduces anxiety and tension and promotes relaxation and sleep or loss of consciousness.

It is the drug which caused the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, who died from acute propofol intoxication. The drug should only be administered by a trained anaesthesiologist.

Officials seized a number of drugs and documents from the clinic which is operated by Trinidadian Dr Surelia Reid who also operates four clinics in Trinidad.

Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 7 months ago
I take it that surgeries were being performed on this compound.So I have to ask:
1. were the proper procedures in place for the use of the propofol outside of a hospital setting (since we've had an incident involving it's use before).
2. are there and controls on the importation, security, amounts and use of propofol in Barbados?

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