State Issues Alert on Life-threatening Coagulopathy

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Communicable Disease Branch, has issued an alert to be on the lookout for life-threatening coagulopathy associated with synthetic cannabinoid use. Clinicians caring for patients with suspected vitamin-K dependent coagulopathy associated with synthetic cannabinoids use are encouraged to contact the Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1212 for questions about treatment and management.

North Carolina is among the states with the highest number of patients identified with this condition. Read the CDC Health Update.


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