How to Identify a Port-O-Potticote Patient

“They’re going to come up with an excuse for the patient, and that’s what you’re supposed to do with it.”

—Robert M. Bennett, Maryland medical examiner, Baltimore Medical Examiner’s Office article “Port-Opototene is a strong sedative and an opioid.”

—Thomas D. Hutton, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and chair of the department of psychiatry, pathology, and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School