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Dataset on deaths related to taking ecstasy looks incomplete

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7393.823/b (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:823
  1. A R W Forrest, professor of toxicology ([email protected])
  1. University of Sheffield, Medico-legal Centre, Sheffield S3 7ER

    EDITOR—I wonder whether the data of Schifano et al, on deaths related to taking ecstasy in England and Wales, are complete.1 During their study (1 August 1997 to 31 July 2000), 45 coroners' cases in which the toxicological findings indicated that one of the “ecstasy” group of drugs was implicated in the cause of death were investigated in my …

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