Deaths involving the benzodiazepine flunitrazepam.

  title={Deaths involving the benzodiazepine flunitrazepam.},
  author={Olaf Heino Drummer and M L Syrjanen and Stephen M. Cordner},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={14 3},
A study of eight deaths involving the benzodiazepine flunitrazepam was performed to assess the contribution of this drug to the fatalities. Coronial deaths in Victoria in the 2-year period to mid-1991 were selected in which either flunitrazepam or flunitrazepam and ethanol were the principal toxicological findings. All bodies were subject to a full autopsy by forensic pathologists, and a full toxicological examination. No significant pathology was found at autopsy in any case. Very high… CONTINUE READING

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