Synthetic Cannabinoids: Variety is definitely not the spice of life

Langford, Alan and Bolton, Jennifer (2018) Synthetic Cannabinoids: Variety is definitely not the spice of life. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 59. pp. 36-38. ISSN 1752-928X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.07.012

Abstract

Although the past few years have seen a significant increase in the use of synthetic cannabinoids, very few fatalities have been reported whereby synthetic cannabinoids have contributed or were solely responsible for the death of an individual. We report a rapid death of an individual following ingestion of 5 F-PB-22 and 5 F-AKB-48. Case information and autopsy findings are presented. Post-mortem blood samples were obtained and 5 F-PB-22 and 5 F-AKB-48 were detected along with 311 mg/100 ml alcohol. The cause of death was certified as the effects of a combination of alcohol and synthetic cannabinoids (5 F-PB-22 and 5 F-AKB-48).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synthetic cannabinoids; 5F-PB-22; 5F-AKB-48; Rapid death
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Alan Langford
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 16:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35727

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