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Letter to the Editor
Editor, - Your article on antivenom (Aust Prescr 2012;35:152-5) updates all physicians working in emergency departments in areas where envenomation cases are likely to be treated.
Most antivenoms have been removed from our rural emergency room. Given your wide readership, it would perhaps have been beneficial for smaller centres, which now have no antivenom, if the article had mentioned the change in policy on treatment, transport and stabilisation of patients in isolated, non-resourced centres.