γ-Hydroxybutyrate poisoning from toy beads

Vicki Kotsirilos
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01633.x
Published online: 3 March 2008

To the Editor: The case reports presented by Gunja et al1 are a serious concern from many perspectives. The health authorities should be commended for their rapid risk assessment and alerting the community, which led to the immediate withdrawal and recall of the toy beads from the marketplace.

  • Vicki Kotsirilos

  • Whole Health Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.



Acknowledgement: I thank the MJA reviewers for their guidance and comments.


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