Concurrent detection of heroin, fentanyl, and xylazine in seven drug-related deaths reported from the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office.

@article{Wong2008ConcurrentDO,
  title={Concurrent detection of heroin, fentanyl, and xylazine in seven drug-related deaths reported from the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office.},
  author={Stella C. Wong and John A. Curtis and William E. Wingert},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          495-8
        }
}
  • Stella C. Wong, John A. Curtis, William E. Wingert
  • Published in Journal of forensic sciences 2008
  • Medicine
  • Recreational drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, are often adulterated with other pharmacological agents to either enhance or diminish the drug effects. Between April 21, 2006 and August 8, 2006, the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office detected xylazine (a veterinary sedative) and fentanyl (a synthetic opioid) in specimens taken from seven cases. Initial immunoassay screening was performed on urine and blood for fentanyl, opiate, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), and benzodiazepines. All tests… CONTINUE READING

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