Changes in fatalities due to overdose of anxiolytic and sedative drugs in the UK (1983-1999).

OBJECTIVE To establish the frequency with which anxiolytic and sedative drugs result in fatal poisonings and to examine longitudinal changes in poisoning deaths. METHOD The number of fatal poisonings between 1983 and 1999 in England, Scotland and Wales due to a single anxiolytic or sedative drug was obtained from the Department of Health in the UK. This… CONTINUE READING