Providing straightforward information pertaining to drugs, drug use & drug policy. The Grey Pages promotes drug-related literacy and advocates a system of viable and tolerant drug policies. This is my personal collection of commentaries, essays, tid-bits, and other such writings on everything ranging from drug use, drug policy and drug-myths, to drug-science, addiction, human behavior, and the workings of the human brain. I started this blog with a particular focus on opioids, and over the past year have found my interest gravitate toward the intriguing, ever-changing world of designer intoxicants (i.e. "research chemicals" or "designer drugs").

Friday, February 22, 2013

DXM Related Deaths (A Case Study)

The full text can be seen HERE

Excerpt: "The blood dextromethorphan concentrations were all in excess of 950 µg/L, which suggests a lower threshold for lethality than previously reported cases. The principal findings in each case were of heavy congested lungs, a common finding in drug overdose deaths. None of the deaths was witnessed, so the symptomology necessary to diagnose serotonin syndrome was not documented; however, that, and generalized CNS depression, are the most likely mechanisms of death."

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