First ever drug for scorpion stings

The FDA just approved the first ever treatment of scorpion stings. Though rare, mostly in the state of Arizona, they can be deadly. Patients present with neurologic symptoms including double vision, slurred speech, and difficulty swallowing. Information on the drug can be found at the FDA (FDA site)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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