Fatal pain relief: Local anesthetics, intrathecal morphine

Matthew M. Kumar, Richard Levi Boortz-Marx

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This case discusses a synergistic pharmacodynamic interaction between morphine and bupivacaine, resulting in death. This drug pair eliminated both central and peripheral respiratory drive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781461474951
ISBN (Print)9781461474944
StatePublished - Sep 15 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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