Non-fatal overdosing is related to polydrug use in Glasgow

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1400b (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1400
  1. Avril Taylor,
  2. Martin Frischer,
  3. David Goldberg
  1. Behavioural scientist Behavioural epidemiologist Consultant epidemiologist Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow G20 9NB

    EDITOR,—Michael Gossop and colleagues found that 9% of 438 heroin users in London reported at least one non-fatal overdose in the previous year, and they state that the use of heroin in combination with other drugs may be a critical risk factor.1 In our study of 1018 drug injectors …

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