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Drug Overdose (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

drug overdose, drug poisoning, medication overdose, medication poisoning, OD, drug abuse, accidental drug overdose, intentional drug overdose, substance abuse, drug dependence

Authors and Editors

Author:Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.

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; James S Cohen, MD, Consulting Staff, James Cohen, PC.

Last Editorial Review: 8/10/2005

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