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Patient may have injected methadone while in hospital

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1480
  1. Aidan J Byrne
  1. Specialist registrar in anaesthesia 31 Merlin Drive, Ely CB6 3EE

    EDITOR,—The case of fatal methadone overdose reported by T J Hendra and colleagues relied for its diagnosis on the ability of hot chocolate to release a large load of methadone from the patient's gut, where it had been stored for some …

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