The Abuse of Preparations Containing Dipipanone and Cyclizine; Analytical Aspects and Their Interpretation

  • T. M. T. Sheehan
  • S. C. Paterson
  • J. G. N. Clarke
  • P. S. B. Minty

Abstract

Dipipanone, a synthetic narcotic analgesic, structurally related to methadone, was first discussed in 1949 (Ofner et al), and synthesised the following year (Ofner et al 1950). Later work suggested that it might be an effective and relatively safe substitute for morphine and its derivatives, in cases of severe pain (Gilhespy et al 1956).

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© International Association of Forensic Toxicologists 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. T. Sheehan
    • 1
  • S. C. Paterson
    • 1
  • J. G. N. Clarke
    • 1
  • P. S. B. Minty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forensic MedicineCharing Cross Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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