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Dangerous cocktails

LEANNE TASHER, [email protected]

Dangerous cocktails

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SOME BARBADIANS have a potentially lethal love affair with liquor and energy drinks. But more could be done to lessen its appeal, says pharmacist Bandele Serrano.

His comments came as a follow-up to a SUNDAY SUN article regarding instances of sudden deaths, which the Ministry of Health investigated last year. Senior Medical Officer of Health Kenneth George said that based on the ministry’s research, the majority of “sudden death” cases in 2016 were linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like myocardial infarctions (heart attacks).

He said health officials needed to further investigate the deaths of people in their 20s and 30s, noting that the causes might include multiple drug use and alcohol.

Serrano, the managing director at Avis Pharmacy, said the blended ingredients were easily accessible while the practice was difficult to monitor.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.