Dr. Parent has participated in several methadone death cases and has developed a sizeable list of methadone-related scientific publications. Selected references are provided below.
Caplehorn, J. R. and Drummer, O. H., Mortality associated with New South Wales methadone programs in 1994: lives lost and saved. Medical Journal of Australia, 170(3), 104-109 (1999).
Drummer, O. H., Opeskin, K., Syrjanen, M. and Cordner, S. M., Methadone toxicity causing death in ten subjects starting on a methadone maintenance program. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 13(4), 346-350 (1992).
Drummer, O. H., Syrjanen, M., Opeskin, K. and Cordner, S., Deaths of heroin addicts starting on a methadone maintenance programme. Lancet, 335(8681), 108 (1990).
Garriott, J. C., Sturner, W. Q. and Mason, M. F., Toxicologic findings in six fatalities involving methadone. Clinical Toxicology, 6(2), 163-173 (1973).
Greene, M. H., Luke, J. L. and DuPont, R. L., Opiate overdose deaths in the District of Columbia. II. Methadone-related fatalities. Journal of Forensic Science, 19(3), 575-584 (1974).
Karch, S. B. and Stephens, B. G., Toxicology and pathology of deaths related to methadone: retrospective review. Western Journal of Medicine, 172(1), 11-14 (2000).
Milroy, C. M. and Forrest, A. R. W., Methadone deaths: a toxicological analysis. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 53, 277-281 (2000).
Segal, R. J. and Catherman, R. L., Methadone--a cause of death. Journal of Forensic Science, 19(1), 64-71 (1974).
Vormfelde, S. V. and Poser, W., Mortality associated with New South Wales methadone programs. Medical Journal of Australia, 171(8), 442-443 (1999).
Wu, C. H. and Henry, J. A., Deaths of heroin addicts starting on methadone maintenance. Lancet, 335(8686), 424 (1990).
Richard Parent, PhD, DABT, FATS, RAC, ERT has been providing consultations and testimony for both plaintiff and defense and has testified in local, state and federal courts around the country. He has lectured and continues to lecture on causation related to toxic exposures. He is board certified in Toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology and the Academy of Toxicological Science and is also Regulatory Affairs Certified and a recognized expert in Toxicology in the European community.
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