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Ketamine: A Re-emergence in Medicine and Misuse?

Learning objectives for the podcast include:

  • Learn how ketamine is increasingly being used as an anesthetic, analgesic, antidepressant, …and a hallucinogen1
  • Gain an understanding of the risks of ketamine use and ways it is misused
  • Appreciate the role of drug testing when ketamine is prescribed or suspected

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1. Bahr R, Lopez A, Rey JA. Intranasal Esketamine(SpravatoTM) for use in treatment-resistant depression In conjunction with an oral antidepressant.P&T. 2019;44(6):340-375.