Forensic Toxicology Perspectives of Methadone-associated Deaths in Tehran, Iran, a 7-year Overview.

@article{Akhgari2018ForensicTP,
  title={Forensic Toxicology Perspectives of Methadone-associated Deaths in Tehran, Iran, a 7-year Overview.},
  author={Maryam Akhgari and Noushin Amini-Shirazi and Fariba Sardari Iravani},
  journal={Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology},
  year={2018},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={436-441}
}
Methadone has a long history of pain relief and successful substitute for maintenance treatment in heroin and narcotic addiction. The aim of the study was to assess the trends of methadone-associated deaths in Tehran, Iran, in 2009-2015, from a forensic toxicology point of view. All methadone-associated deaths during this 7-year study period were evaluated according to demographic parameters and forensic toxicology analysis results. Results showed that 1274 cases of methadone-associated deaths… CONTINUE READING