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Shiping Bao, MD
Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office
A 36 year old white male with history of polycystic kidney disease and using multiple pain medications.
He ran out other medications, so used too much methadone and died of overdose.
4th, methadone is very cheap, as compared to most other equivalent analgesics.
5th, methadone has long duration of action.
6th, Methadone is almost as effective when administered orally as by injection
40 mg of Methadone