We bring up this subject because of the tragic death of Michael Jackson (RIP MJ). While the cause of death is unknown at the time of this writing, he has been reported to have had an addiction to prescription drugs in the past. There have also been other celebrities recently who have succumbed to prescription drug abuse, including Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith. We include a small list of commonly abused prescription drugs but the prescription drug abuse chart is much more comprehensive.
Erowid.org A fascinating site that includes first person accounts of experimentation with psychotropic drugs. Probably for mature adults only.
Learn CPR A quick guide from the Univ. of Washington if you should need to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The March 2008 death in Florida of a teenager undergoing outpatient surgery caused by MH brought national headlines and consternation about this rare anesthetic complication While we have another page discussing MH, we will give more details here about the Florida incident.
Stephanie Kuleba A news article from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about the teen's death.
Treatment for MH From MHAUS.org. If you're susceptible to MH and having any kind of surgery performed (inpatient or outpatient), this is a handy list to take with you so you can ask your facility if they are equipped to treat MH.