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2022 Mar 17

Drug Alcohol Rev

Characteristics of fatal tapentadol-related toxicity in Australia.


Darke S, Duflou J, Peacock A, Farrell M, Lappin J
Drug Alcohol Rev. 2022 Mar 17.
PMID: 35301769.


Tapentadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. The study aimed to determine the characteristics of Australian toxicity deaths related to tapentadol.