Characterization of Methadone Overdose: Clinical Considerations and the Scientific Evidence

@article{Wolff2002CharacterizationOM,
  title={Characterization of Methadone Overdose: Clinical Considerations and the Scientific Evidence},
  author={K. Wolff},
  journal={Therapeutic Drug Monitoring},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={457-470}
}
  • K. Wolff
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Overdosing with methadone is a growing phenomenon in Britain and other countries due to the increase in prescription and the availability of this compound. Little is known of the circumstances surrounding methadone death due to some extent to the difficulty of defining drug-related death and also the difficulty of collecting clinical and biographical data in a predominantly illegal and marginal milieu. However, the evidence points to highest risk at night (to this end manifestations of its… CONTINUE READING

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