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Barbiturate Abuse (cont.)

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Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: J Dave Barry, MD, Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Toxicology Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Diego.

Coauthor(s): Christopher B Beach, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.


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Last Editorial Review: 7/13/2012

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