Fatal poisonings where ethylmorphine from antitussive medications contributed to death

@article{Jonasson1999FatalPW,
  title={Fatal poisonings where ethylmorphine from antitussive medications contributed to death},
  author={B. Jonasson and U. Jonasson and P. Holmgren and T. Saldeen},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={112},
  pages={299-302}
}
Abstract The hypothesis that antitussives containing ethylmorphine are abused by alcoholics and drug addicts and that this may lead to fatal poisonings where ethylmorphine causes or contributes to death was investigated. For this purpose 14 cases were analysed where a blood ethylmorphine concentration above the therapeutic level of ≥ 0.3 μg/g was found in autopsy blood samples. Alcohol was found in 8 of the 14 cases and alcoholism or drug addiction was noted on 8 of the 14 death certificates… Expand
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