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Alcohol and other drug use in regional and remote Australia: consumption, harms and access to treatment, 2016-17
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Circumstances of death of opioid users being treated with naltrexone
Darke, S., Farrell, M., Duflou, J., Larance, B. & Lappin, J. Addiction

Coronial findings pertaining to non-opioid and non-benzodiazepine drug-related deaths in Australia
Phillips, H., Nauton, M., Jackson, S. L., Kosari, S. & Peterson, G. M. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research

Deaths by poisoning in New Zealand, 2008–2013
Fountain, J. S., Reith, D. M., Tomlin, A. M. Smith, A. J. & Tilyard, M. W. Clinical Toxicology

Psychostimulant use and fatal stroke in young adults
Darke, S., Duflou, J., Kaye, S., Farrell, M., & Lappin, J. Journal of Forensic Sciences

Review of methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Snijder, M. & Kershaw, S. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

The relative lethal toxicity of pharmaceutical and illicit substances; A 16‐year study of the Greater Newcastle Hunter Area, Australia
Brett, J., Wylie, C. E., Raubenheime, J., Isbister, G. K. & Buckley, N. A. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Accurate identification of opioid overdose deaths using coronial data
Roxburgh, A., Pilgrim, J. L., Hall, W. D., Burns, L. & Degenhardt, L. Forensic Science International

An analysis of issues in the classification and reporting of heroin-related deaths
Stam, N. C., Gerostamoulos, D., Pilgrim, J. l., Smith, K., Moran, L., Parsons, S. & Drummer, O. H.  Addiction

Bromoxynil and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) poisoning could be a bad combination
Chan, B. S. H., Chiew, A. L., Grainger, S., Page, C. B., Gaul, A., Mostafa, A., Roberts, M. S., Buckley, N. A. & Isbister, G. K. Clinical

Challenges with take-home naloxone in reducing heroin mortality: a review of fatal heroin overdose cases in Victoria, Australia
Stam, N. C., Gerostamoulos, D., Smith, K., Pilgrim, J. l. & Drummer, O. H. Clinical Toxicology Toxicology

Completed suicide among methamphetamine users: A national study
Darke, S., Kaye, S., Duflou, J. & Lappid, J. Suicide Life Threatening Behaviour

Interpreting alcohol concentrations in toxicology reporting: under the influence or post-mortem artefacts?
Chong, D., Chitty, K., & Buckley, N.  Presented to Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology Congres: Denpasar, Indonesia ( November 2018)

Opioid-, amphetamine-, and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia: August 2018
Roxburgh, A., Dobbins, T., Degenhardt, L. & Peacock, A. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Rising pregabalin use and misuse in Australia: trends in utilization and intentional poisonings
Cairns, R., Schaffer, A. L., Ryan, N., Pearson S. & Buckley N. A. Addiction

Clinical Characteristics of Fatal Methamphetamine-related Stroke: A National Study
Darke, S., Lappin, J., Kaye, S., & Duflou, J. Journal of Forensic Sciences

What is the real distribution of methamphetamine-related causes of death?
Kuo, C., & Chen, C. Addiction

Clinical and Autopsy Characteristics of Fatal Methamphetamine Toxicity in Australia
Darke, S., Duflou, J., Lappin, J., & Kaye, S. Journal of Forensic Sciences

Silicon to syringe: Cryptomarkets and disruptive innovation in opioid supply chains
Gilbert, M., & Dasgupta, N. International Journal of Drug Policy

Prevalence and nature of cardiovascular disease in methamphetamine-related death: A national study
Darke, S., Duflou, J., & Kaye, S. Dependence

Clinical Characteristics of Fatal Methamphetamine-related Stroke: A National Study
Darke, S., Lappin, J., Kaye, S., & Duflou, J. Journal of Forensic Sciences

Trends in heroin and pharmaceutical opioid overdose deaths in Australia
Roxburgh, A., Hall, W. D., Dobbins, T., Gisev, N., Burns, L., Pearson, S., Degenhardt, L. Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Rates, characteristics and circumstances of methamphetamine-related death in Australia: A national 7 year study
Darke, S., Kaye, S., & Duflour, J. Addiction

Pharmaceutical opioid use among oral and intravenous users in Australia: A qualitative comparative study
Dertadian, G., Iversen, J., Dixon, T. C., Sotiropoulos, K., & Maher, L. International Journal of Drug Policy

Frequency of forensic toxicological analysis in external cause deaths among nursing home residents: an analysis of trends
Aitken, G., Murphy, B., Pilgrim, J., Bugeja, L., Ranson, D. & Ibrahim, J. E.  Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

Unintentional mortality associated with paracetamol and codeine preparations, with and without doxylamine, in Australia
Hopkins, R. E., Dobbin, M., & Pilgrim, J. L. Forensic Science International

The attribution of a death to heroin: A model to help improve the consistent and transparent classification and reporting of heroin-related deaths
Stam, N., Gerostamoulos, D., Dietze, P. M., Parsons, S., Smith, K., Lloyd, B., & Pilgrim, J. L. Forensic Science International

Fatal acute poisonings in Australian children (2003–13)
Pilgrim, J. L., Jenkins, E. L., Baber, Y., Caldicott, D. and Drummer, O. H. Addiction

Benefits and Barriers to expanding the availability of take-home naloxone in Australia: A qualitative interview study with service providers
Dwyer, R., Fraser, S., & Dietze, P. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy

A decade of Australian methotrexate dosing errors
Cairns, R., Brown, J., Lynch, A., Robinsons, J., Wylie, C. & Buckley, N. The Medical Journal of Australia

Substance use mortality in HCPs: how often is it a mistake?
Johnson, K. Addiction

Drug-caused deaths in Australian medical practioners and health-care professionals
Pilgrim, J. L., Dorward, R., & Drummer, O. H. Addiction

Trust, Agency and Control: Perspectives on methadone takeaway dosing in the context of the Victorian Policy Review
Berends, L., Chalmers, J., & Lancaster, K. Drug and Alcohol Review

Trends and characteristics of accidental and intentional codeine overdose deaths in Australia
Roxburgh, A., Hall, WD., Burns, L., Pilgrim, J., Saar, E., Nielsen, S., Degenhardt, L. Medical Journal of Australia

Prevalence of new psychoactive substances in Victorian fatally-injured drivers
Yap, S., & Drummer, O. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

The prevalence of duloxetine in medico-legal death investigations in Victoria, Australia (2009-2012)
Pilgrim, J. L., Gerostamoulos, D. & Drummer, O. H. Forensic Science International

An update on oxycodone: lessons for death investigators in Australia
Pilgrim, J. L., Yafistham, S. P., Gaya, S., Saar, E. & Drummer, O. H. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology

Drug and Alcohol Office Annual Report 2013/14
Department of Health Western Australia

Trends in fentanyl prescriptions and fentanyl-related mortality in Australia
Roxburgh, A., Burns, L., Drummer, O. H., Pilgrim, J., Farrell, M. and Degenhardt, L. Drug and Alcohol Review

Cocaine in sudden and unexpected death: A review of 49 post-mortem cases
Pilgrim, J. L., Woodford, N. and Drummer, O. H. Forensic Science International

The toxicology and comorbidities of fatal cases involving quetiapine
Pilgrim, J. L. and Drummer, O. H. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology