Deaths as a result of a combination of codeine and glutethimide.

@article{Havier1985DeathsAA,
  title={Deaths as a result of a combination of codeine and glutethimide.},
  author={R G Havier and Ruey-Lin Lin},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1985},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          563-6
        }
}
  • R G Havier, Ruey-Lin Lin
  • Published 1985
  • Medicine
  • Journal of forensic sciences
  • Toxicological findings are described in 16 medical examiner cases directly related to the combination of codeine and glutethimide. The cases described represent a six-month period, July through December 1982, showing the epidemic rate of abuse of this drug combination, most prominent in the Newark, NJ area since the late 1970s. Concentrations of codeine and glutethimide, measured by gas liquid chromatography (GLC), in the blood averaged 0.62 and 4.07 mg/L, respectively. Similarly determined… CONTINUE READING

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