Volume 29, Issue 2 (April 1984)

    A Hydromorphone and Ethanol Fatality

    (Received 18 April 1983; accepted 2 July 1983)


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    A case report is presented of a fatality where death is attributed to the combined central nervous system-depressing effects of ethanol and hydromorphone. Blood and tissue levels of hydromorphone are reported and the concentrations are compared to previously reported data.

    Author Information:

    Levine, B
    Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Saady, J
    Toxicologist, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    Valentour, J
    Toxicologist, Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, Bureau of Forensic Sciences, Richmond, VA

    Fierro, M
    Assistant chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    Stock #: JFS11720J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11720J

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    Title A Hydromorphone and Ethanol Fatality
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30