Methadone toxicity causing death in ten subjects starting on a methadone maintenance program.

Abstract

Methadone maintenance therapy is designed to reduce the need for addicts to use heroin or other illegal opiates. Death in patients starting on such a program has not previously been documented. We report the death of 10 persons who died within days of starting a methadone maintenance program administered by general practitioners. Their bodies were subject… (More)

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@article{Drummer1992MethadoneTC, title={Methadone toxicity causing death in ten subjects starting on a methadone maintenance program.}, author={Olaf Heino Drummer and Ken Opeskin and M L Syrjanen and Stephen M. Cordner}, journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology}, year={1992}, volume={13 4}, pages={346-50} }