You say that heroin has an effective dose to lethal dose ratio of five, however I have read in many sources that such a calculation for opioids (which includes opium, morphine, heroin, and perscription painkillers) has never been done conclusively, and that addicts routinely survive 10 times their usual dose without even falling asleep. What is your source for this ratio of 5-10?
posted by Stephen Smith
August 12, 2009 @ 12:08 PM
A casualty due to the toxicity of LSD would certainly be newsworthy, considering that there are no reported deaths from LSD overdose.
Though it is in passing, implying that one can overdose on LSD is an unfair act of perpetuating the lie of LSD's toxicity
posted by John Trombetta
August 12, 2009 @ 1:27 PM
Interesting article, but I believe you should check what you say is a toxic dose of atropine. You probably mean milligrams rather than grams.
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August 12, 2009 @ 5:55 PM
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