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The dangers of mixing drugs - Céline Valéry

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Which of the following is risky behavior: a person taking cholesterol medicine with grapefruit juice? Or a person taking Acetaminophen before going out for drinks? Or a person on blood thinners who takes an aspirin? Turns out, all of them are risky. Each has inadvertently created a drug interaction that could lead to serious complications. Céline Valéry describes the dangers of mixing substances.

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  • Educator Céline Valéry
  • Director Bianca Duffeck
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Animator Bianca Duffeck, Allan Dantas, Luke Passos
  • Art Director Bianca Duffeck
  • Editor Bianca Duffeck
  • Storyboard Artist Bianca Duffeck
  • Character Designer Bianca Beneduci
  • Layout Artist Bianca Duffeck
  • Producer Odirlei Seixas, Felipe Grosso, Liana Vianna
  • Composer Matheus Wittmann
  • Sound Designer Matheus Wittmann
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Jennifer Nam
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Céline Valéry
  • Director Bianca Duffeck
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Animator Bianca Duffeck, Allan Dantas, Luke Passos
  • Art Director Bianca Duffeck
  • Editor Bianca Duffeck
  • Storyboard Artist Bianca Duffeck
  • Character Designer Bianca Beneduci
  • Layout Artist Bianca Duffeck
  • Producer Odirlei Seixas, Felipe Grosso, Liana Vianna
  • Composer Matheus Wittmann
  • Sound Designer Matheus Wittmann
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Jennifer Nam
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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