Addict died after rapid opiate detoxificationBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.167e (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A heroin addict who survived the IRA bus bombing in London last year died as a result of ‘inadequate care’ after rapid opiate detoxification treatment at a private hospital, an inquest jury decided last week. But the jury delivered a verdict of ‘misadventure.’
Addiction specialists called for a review of the controversial treatment after the death of Brendan Woolhead, …
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