Drug-related death in Denmark in 2007

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Drug-related death in Denmark in 2007. / Simonsen, Kirsten Wiese; Hansen, A. Carsten; Rollmann, Dorte ; Kringsholm, Birgitte; Müller, Irene Breum; Johansen, Sys Stybe; Linnet, Kristian.

In: Danish Medical Bulletin (Online), Vol. 58, No. 8, 01.08.2011, p. 1-5.

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Simonsen, KW, Hansen, AC, Rollmann, D, Kringsholm, B, Müller, IB, Johansen, SS & Linnet, K 2011, 'Drug-related death in Denmark in 2007', Danish Medical Bulletin (Online), vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 1-5.

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Simonsen, K. W., Hansen, A. C., Rollmann, D., Kringsholm, B., Müller, I. B., Johansen, S. S., & Linnet, K. (2011). Drug-related death in Denmark in 2007. Danish Medical Bulletin (Online), 58(8), 1-5.

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Simonsen KW, Hansen AC, Rollmann D, Kringsholm B, Müller IB, Johansen SS et al. Drug-related death in Denmark in 2007. Danish Medical Bulletin (Online). 2011 Aug 1;58(8):1-5.

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Simonsen, Kirsten Wiese ; Hansen, A. Carsten ; Rollmann, Dorte ; Kringsholm, Birgitte ; Müller, Irene Breum ; Johansen, Sys Stybe ; Linnet, Kristian. / Drug-related death in Denmark in 2007. In: Danish Medical Bulletin (Online). 2011 ; Vol. 58, No. 8. pp. 1-5.

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abstract = "INTRODUCTION: We investigated fatal poisonings among drug addicts in 2007. The cause of death, abuse pattern and geographic differences are presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All drug-related deaths examined at the three forensic medicine institutes in Denmark in 2007 were evaluated. RESULTS: The number of drug-related deaths in 2007 was 226. Methadone deaths had increased since 1997 while heroin/morphine deaths decreased. In earlier studies, very few deaths from central stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines occurred (1-1.5{\%}), but in 2007 6{\%} of the deaths were caused by these drugs. Multiple drug use was common. Heroin/morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis, methadone, benzodiazepines and alcohol were included in the poly-drug use. CONCLUSION: This investigation shows stabilization in the number of fatal poisonings in drug addicts. Geographic differences were observed. Methadone was the most frequent cause of fatal poisoning and there was a continuous decrease in heroin/morphine deaths. Fatal deaths from cocaine and amphetamine have increased considerably. Multiple drug use was common.",
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AU - Simonsen, Kirsten Wiese

AU - Hansen, A. Carsten

AU - Rollmann, Dorte

AU - Kringsholm, Birgitte

AU - Müller, Irene Breum

AU - Johansen, Sys Stybe

AU - Linnet, Kristian

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N2 - INTRODUCTION: We investigated fatal poisonings among drug addicts in 2007. The cause of death, abuse pattern and geographic differences are presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All drug-related deaths examined at the three forensic medicine institutes in Denmark in 2007 were evaluated. RESULTS: The number of drug-related deaths in 2007 was 226. Methadone deaths had increased since 1997 while heroin/morphine deaths decreased. In earlier studies, very few deaths from central stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines occurred (1-1.5%), but in 2007 6% of the deaths were caused by these drugs. Multiple drug use was common. Heroin/morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis, methadone, benzodiazepines and alcohol were included in the poly-drug use. CONCLUSION: This investigation shows stabilization in the number of fatal poisonings in drug addicts. Geographic differences were observed. Methadone was the most frequent cause of fatal poisoning and there was a continuous decrease in heroin/morphine deaths. Fatal deaths from cocaine and amphetamine have increased considerably. Multiple drug use was common.

AB - INTRODUCTION: We investigated fatal poisonings among drug addicts in 2007. The cause of death, abuse pattern and geographic differences are presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All drug-related deaths examined at the three forensic medicine institutes in Denmark in 2007 were evaluated. RESULTS: The number of drug-related deaths in 2007 was 226. Methadone deaths had increased since 1997 while heroin/morphine deaths decreased. In earlier studies, very few deaths from central stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines occurred (1-1.5%), but in 2007 6% of the deaths were caused by these drugs. Multiple drug use was common. Heroin/morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis, methadone, benzodiazepines and alcohol were included in the poly-drug use. CONCLUSION: This investigation shows stabilization in the number of fatal poisonings in drug addicts. Geographic differences were observed. Methadone was the most frequent cause of fatal poisoning and there was a continuous decrease in heroin/morphine deaths. Fatal deaths from cocaine and amphetamine have increased considerably. Multiple drug use was common.

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