Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Anesthesiologists meet in Mazatlán on the 25th anniversary of the Northwest Course, where Dr. Alfredo Covarrubias Gómez gave the conference
Prior to the inauguration of the Congress “Anesthesia for the Chronic Opioid Consumer” and to attendees, he highlighted that there is a serious problem with the use of over-the-counter drugs in Mexico and the world, many of which are opioids that are used. Used for pain but also for recreational purposes.
He said that in the last survey conducted in the country, 17 per cent were found to be using these drugs without a prescription.
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The opening was presided over by the Director of the General Hospital, Carlos Lionel Verdugo Hernández, who explained that anesthesia is one of the most important advances in medicine, which has become a figure of vital importance in the operating room.
For 25 years, the Congress has been held uninterruptedly with 300 attendees.
Anesthesiologists meet in Mazatlan to update