Methadone and its role in drug-related fatalities in Cologne 1989-2000.

@article{Grass2003MethadoneAI,
  title={Methadone and its role in drug-related fatalities in Cologne 1989-2000.},
  author={H. Grass and S. Behnsen and H. Kimont and M. Staak and H. K{\"a}ferstein},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2003},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={
          195-200
        }
}
All drug-associated deaths from 1989 to 2000 were analysed at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Cologne. Information concerning sex, gender, drug consumption, time, place and circumstances of death were analysed. A number of 605 cases were recorded; in 518 cases a toxicological analysis was possible and in 171 an autopsy was performed. When it was possible to determine the cause of death form the information available, acute drug intoxication was recorded in 65%. Heroin head the list of… Expand
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