We provide rescue medicines typically used in emergency rooms and intensive care units to treat patients for whom there are limited treatment options. We are dedicated to delivering quality medicines that make a real difference to patients and their families through the development, manufacture, and commercialisation of pharmaceutical products. Our current portfolio of antidotes counteract certain snake venoms and the toxicity associated with some heart and cancer medications.
What James Bond got right – and wrong – about digitalis toxicity
In Casino Royale, digitalis toxicity (or overdose) is part of Le Chiffre’s evil plan. In the real world, digoxin toxicity can be difficult to recognize, but early detection and treatment can result in improved outcomes.
Tracing digitalis (and digitalis toxicity) back to an 18th century physician
As a physician and botanist, William Withering had the perfect combination of skills to discover the healing properties of the foxglove plant.
Did digitalis affect Van Gogh’s painting?
Van Gogh’s predilection for yellow may or may not be attributable to his epilepsy medicine. More than a century later, clinicians diagnose potentially life-threatening digoxin toxicity from specific clinical signs.