Drug and Chemical Related Deaths: Incidence in the State of Maryland—1975 to 1980

    Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1985

    Page Count: 10


    Park, J
    Toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, and acting chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    Smith, TD
    Toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, and acting chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    Ottinger, WE
    Director, Clinical Research Laboratory, USAF Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS

    Caplan, YH
    Toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, and acting chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    (Received 5 February 1985; accepted 1 April 1985)

    Abstract

    The incidence of drug and chemical related deaths was studied over a six-year period in the State of Maryland. Deaths were classified into the following categories: alcohol, carbon monoxide (CO), single drugs, multiple drugs, and narcotism. The last three categories were further subdivided as to the specific drugs or chemicals involved. Over the six-year period the number of alcohol and CO deaths remained steady, the number of barbiturate and propoxyphene deaths declined, while the number of tricyclic antidepressant drug deaths increased.


    Paper ID: JFS11043J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11043J

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    Title Drug and Chemical Related Deaths: Incidence in the State of Maryland—1975 to 1980
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