Ingestion of Drugs by Parachuting: A Unique Drug Delivery Technique

American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 05/31/2012

A case is presented in which a prescription drug abuser known to parachute his medications dies from obstruction of his airway by the inhaled packet. Risks of parachuting any drug would include overdose and fatal toxic effect from the drug itself and adverse effects from the packaging including bowel obstruction or perforation, or airway obstruction.

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