The attribution of a death to heroin: A model to help improve the consistent and transparent classification and reporting of heroin-related deaths.

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INTRODUCTION Accurate attribution of heroin-related deaths, as well as the differentiation from other opioid analgesic-related deaths, is essential from a public health perspective. Heroin-related deaths involve a number of complexities where heroin-specific or non-specific metabolites and indicators (6-acetylmorphine [6-AM], morphine, and codeine) may or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.10.012

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