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Letters Safety of propofol

Propofol is safely and widely used in emergency departments

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4620
  1. Aruni Sen, consultant in emergency medicine1
  1. 1Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham LL13 7TD
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    Hartle and Malhotra describe the benefits of propofol in current anaesthetic practice and show its limited potential for abuse.1 However, they incorrectly state that the drug is safe only when used “by the …

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