Interaction of alcohol and drugs in fatal poisonings

@article{Koski2003InteractionOA,
  title={Interaction of alcohol and drugs in fatal poisonings},
  author={A. Koski and I. Ojanper{\"a} and E. Vuori},
  journal={Human and Experimental Toxicology},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={281 - 287}
}
In Finnish data from 1995 / 2000, 1006 fatal poisonings due to alcohol (ethanol), a single drug or both were statistically analysed in retrospect to evaluate the interaction between alcohol and drugs. In 53% of these cases, low concentrations of some common benzodiazepines were present. The median postmortem blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 3.3 (w/w) in the 615 alcohol poisonings, but significantly lower, ranging from 1.3 to 1.7, when promazine, doxepin, amitriptyline or propoxyphene were… Expand
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