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Cyanide antidote kit gains federal approval

By Amanda Milkovits
Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a cyanide antidote kit that can be carried on ambulances and stocked in hospital emergency rooms to save lives of firefighters and civilians who inhale toxic smoke.

The approval comes nine months after several Providence firefighters suffered from cyanide poisoning after inhaling smoke at structure fires. One of the firefighters, Kenneth Baker, had a heart attack and nearly died. He is still off duty and recovering at home.

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Luis Alonso Cazares Rivera Luis Alonso Cazares Rivera Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:15:54 PM I NEED 6 KIT ANTIDOTE TO CYANIDE POISONING THAT CONTAIN1 STERILE SYRINGE1 NON-STERILE 60 ML SYRINGE1 SYRINGE 60 ML STERILE1 SYRINGE STERILE 10 ML WATER2 VIALS OF AMILNITRITO OF 5 MIN (0.3 ML)2 VIALS CONTAINING 10 ML (300 MG IN 10 ML) SODIUM NITRITE1. STOMACH PROBE1 TOURNIQUET.
Abdallah Kingshashu Abdallah Kingshashu Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:13:23 AM You should indicate the exactly dose for the cyanide inhalers.

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