An epidemic of fatal 3-methylfentanyl poisoning in Estonia

@article{Ojanper2008AnEO,
  title={An epidemic of fatal 3-methylfentanyl poisoning in Estonia},
  author={Ilkka Ojanper{\"a} and Merja Gergov and Milana Liiv and A Riikoja and Erkki Vuori},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={122},
  pages={395-400}
}
An exceptional epidemic of poisonings due to the highly potent opioid designer drug 3-methylfentanyl (TMF) was revealed among Estonian drug users in 2005–2006 by post-mortem forensic toxicology. [] Key Method Quantitative analysis of cis-TMF, trans-TMF, and fentanyl was performed by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Comprehensive toxicological analysis was performed using a multi-technique approach. The number of TMF-related fatal accidental poisonings identified was 46 and 71 for 2005 and 2006…

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