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This week: powdered caffeine, syphilis and primary health care reform

People seeking an energy boost are putting themselves at risk using a cheap powdered caffeine that’s easy to purchase online. A pharmacist with the Upstate New York Poison Center joins us to explain.

One teaspoon of powdered caffeine is as powerful as 25 cups of coffee, making it easy to overdose. The drug can cause serious heart arrhythmias and/or seizures, both of which may lead to death.

Also this week: syphilis and other sexually-transmitted diseases, plus the unmet promises of primary health care reform.