I remember reading a news article a few years ago about the Bozeman School Board banning palchohol (powdered alcohol) from its campus premises and thinking, “palchohol?…now I have heard it all”. Well, I am once again picking my jaw up off the floor. Snortable chocolate. Yes, this is a real product being marketed and sold online, in the U.S., as a cocoa snuff. The company that makes the product Coko Loko, describes it as a cocoa-based powder that includes gingko biloba, taurine and guarana (ingredients found in energy drinks) and is snorted to give users a “tobacco and drug free buzz”. Amazon.com recommends customers purchase the “snuff bullet” or “pocket snorter” along with their snortable chocolate.
The product is currently unregulated, but of course under investigation. However, should the company loose it’s ability to market the product as a snuff, the curiosity of such an activity is still poisonous. Another new scary trend for parents, educators, legislators and medical professionals to be aware of, snorting powdered chocolate. Read more about this at RollingStone.
Enjoy this week’s Tracker
Jena Smith, Developer WIM Tracking
Montana Health Workforce Services
Retirement – William R Mealer MD, Surgery – Plastic, Bozeman
Retirement – Stephen H Abercrombie CRNA, Anesthesiology – Great Falls
Out of State – William W Rowe MD, Internal Medicine, Great Falls
Out of State – Thomas J Eskelsen DO, Pediatrics, Great Falls
Out of State – Justin Lee Mitchell MD, Hospitalist, Great Falls (locum tenens)
Out of State – Onder Orgul MD, Hospitalist, Great Falls (locum tenens)
Into State – Scott Kenney MD, Family Medicine, Townsend
Into State – Katie E Dawson MD, Surgery – General, Anaconda
Within State – Audra Sexton OD, Optometry, Great Falls
Within State – Torgeir Finsaas MD, Psychiatry, Great Falls (former telemed location)
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WHAT’S NEW IN MONTANA?
Aspen Meadows assisted living center in Billings has changed ownership. Previously owned by Billings Clinic, the facility is now under the ownership of Washington-based EmpRes. Get the Deets
Jeremy Deherrera DC and Scott Johnson PT have merged practices to created Integrated Rehab in Billings.
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WHAT’S NEW IN WIM?
Workforce Map cascading specialty options added. Now when you select “Dentist” from the provider dropdown, only the corresponding dental specialties will show up in the specialty dropdown. Available for each prov