Fatality from illicit phendimetrazine use.
Author(s): Hood I, Monforte J, Gault R, Mirchandani H
Affiliation(s): Office of the Medical Examiner of Wayne County, Detroit, MI 48226.
Publication date & source: 1988, J Toxicol Clin Toxicol., 26(3-4):249-55.
Publication type: Case Reports
Phendimetrazine is an anorectic agent which recently has been detected in three medical examiner's cases. In one instance death was attributed to this drug. Methods of detecting and identifying this drug in urine and blood are discussed. In the one instance where death was attributed to this substance, the blood concentration was 300 ng/ml.