The inquest was told one of the drugs included Secobarbital
, which is not normally prescribed to patients in Britain.
Some of the most commonly screened drugs include amphetamine and methamphetamine, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, secobarbital
and pentobarbital, benzodiazepines such as diazepam, lorazepam and oxazepam, marijuana, cocaine, methadone, opiates, such as heroin, codeine and morphine, and phencyclidine.
Once all steps are completed the patient is given a script for a lethal dose of medication (generally a short-acting barbiturate such as secobarbital
or pentobarbital) with explicit instructions for how it should be obtained, stored and utilized.
The medications mentioned prominently in 1976 included among others, Flurazepam, triazolam, chloral hydrate, amylobarbitone, methaqualone, glutethimide, pentobarbital, methyprylone, secobarbital
, tryptophan, meprobamate, and the old standby, diphenhydramine.
Short-acting barbiturates, such as secobarbital
sodium (Seconal[R]), often are used as a preoperative sedative-hypnotic adjunct to anesthesia (Wilson et al.
FDA-approved agents for treating insomnia include amobarbital, butabarbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, secobarbital
, chloral hydrate, diphenhydramine, doxylamine, doxepin, estazolam, flurazepam, lorazepam, quazepam, temazepam, triazolam, eszopidone, zaleplon, zolpidem, ramelteon, and suvorexant.
Chronic insomnia: effects of tryptophan, flurazepam, secobarbital
, and placebo.
Phenobarbital, primidone, propofol secobarbital
, thiobarbital Cholesterol medications Statins, bileacid-cholestyramine Chemotherapy medications Mitomycin C.
Like marijuana, "the drugs in this schedule have a high abuse potential with severe psychic or physical dependence liability and include opium, morphine, codeine, dilaudid, methadone, metamphetamine, preludin, ritalin, amobarbital, secobarbital
Alcohol and secobarbital
effects as a function of familial alcoholism: Acute psychophysiological effects.
During 1998-2004, secobarbital
was the lethal medication prescribed for 101 of the 208 patients (49%).