Fatality resulting from methylphenidate overdose.

@article{Levine1986FatalityRF,
  title={Fatality resulting from methylphenidate overdose.},
  author={Barry S. Levine and Yale H. Caplan and G. Robert Kauffman},
  journal={Journal of analytical toxicology},
  year={1986},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          209-10
        }
}
A case involving an accidental overdose fatality resulting from an intravenous injection of crushed Ritalin (methylphenidate) tablets is presented. The drug was quantified by gas chromatography/nitrogen-phosphorus detection and confirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Concentrations of drug were as follows: blood, 2.8 mg/L; bile, 5.7 mg/L; kidney, 3.0 mg/kg; liver, 2.1 mg/kg; and stomach contents, 1.6 mg total. Other drugs and volatile substances were not detected. 
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