Comparison of toxicity associated with nonmedical use of benzodiazepines with buprenorphine or methadone.

@article{Lee2014ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of toxicity associated with nonmedical use of benzodiazepines with buprenorphine or methadone.},
  author={Samantha C Lee and Wendy Klein-Schwartz and Suzanne Doyon and Christopher J.E. Welsh},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2014},
  volume={138},
  pages={
          118-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Polysubstance use is prevalent in individuals using buprenorphine or methadone nonmedically, with benzodiazepines being a common co-ingestant. The objective of this study was to compare the severity of buprenorphine and methadone toxicity with concomitant use of benzodiazepines. METHODS A retrospective analysis of buprenorphine and methadone cases from November 1, 2002 to December 31, 2010 reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System… CONTINUE READING
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