A fatal drug interaction between oxycodone and clonazepam.

  title={A fatal drug interaction between oxycodone and clonazepam.},
  author={David L Burrows and Andrea N Hagardorn and Gretel C Harlan and Ellen D B Wallen and Kenneth Emil Ferslew},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={48 3},
A case is presented of a fatal drug interaction caused by ingestion of oxycodone (Oxycontin) and clonazepam (Klonapin). Oxycodone is an opium alkaloid used in long-term pain management therapy. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine used for the treatment of seizures and panic disorders. The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) has reported an increase of 108% in the last two years of emergency department episodes related to Oxycontin. Six billion prescriptions were written for Oxycontin in the year 2000… CONTINUE READING
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