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The use of inhaled methoxyflurine as an analgesic in prehospital care
  1. R J Fairhurst
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard J Fairhurst, Training and Standards Committee, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; richard.fairhurst{at}

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It has come to the attention of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care that methoxyflurine as an inhaler (Penthrox) is being used by doctors involved in various sports. We have particularly noted that it has been promulgated in the Premier League and also within Mountain …

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