Methamphetamine-related fatalities in Australia: demographics, circumstances, toxicology and major organ pathology.

@article{Kaye2008MethamphetaminerelatedFI,
  title={Methamphetamine-related fatalities in Australia: demographics, circumstances, toxicology and major organ pathology.},
  author={Sharlene Kaye and Shane Darke and Johan A. Duflou and Rebecca McKetin},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2008},
  volume={103 8},
  pages={1353-60}
}
AIM To examine the demographic characteristics, circumstances of death, toxicological results and major organ pathology of methamphetamine-related deaths in Australia. DESIGN Retrospective review of coronial files. SETTING Australia. METHODS Cases in which methamphetamine was listed as a cause of death were identified from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS). FINDINGS A total of 371 cases were identified. The mean age of decedents was 32.7 years; 77% were male and 35% were… CONTINUE READING