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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Analysis of Crash Risk Under the Influence of Drugs

Drug Blood Testing and Crash Risk Analysis There is a wide range of data published outlining the impairments caused by alcohol on driving and its propensity to increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents, or, crash risk. But what about driving under the influence of drugs? The role of drugs…

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Understanding Pharmacogenetic Variability

Okorie Okorocha Discusses Pharmacogenetic Variability Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. It is a relatively new field combining pharmacology and genomics. Pharmacology is a branch of medicine that examines the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs while genomics concerns the sequencing…

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Discussing the Different Variables of Addiction

Expert Witness Discusses the Variables of Addiction The chronic nature of addiction means that drug addiction is considered a disease. However, this classification is not without controversy. This is because initial drug use typically has a voluntary component and most people who try drugs a few times do not go…

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DUI Misdemeanor vs Felony

A DUI Charge Must Have Solid Evidence of Alcohol Testing Each state has a different rule for punishing DUI offenders, and while some are more lenient then others, there are some key factors involved in whether the offender is charged with a misdemeanor or felony. In terms of the United…

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Understanding Pharmacokinetic Variability

Toxicology Lawyer Explains Pharmacokinetic Variability Every person has a unique biological system and so it follows naturally that there is variability among individuals’ response to drugs. This consideration, known as pharmacokinetic variability, has always been important in hospitals and within pharmacology, but it is also a necessary consideration during legal…

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Why Having a Toxicology Expert Witness will help Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case

Toxicology Co-Counsels Add Understanding to Complex Concepts A court case, and especially a jury duty, can be extremely confusing at times when complex matters are discussed without a fully comprehensive background. Having a toxicology co-counsel expert present allows for intricate drug and alcohol related matters to be better understood, with…

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Understanding Pharmacodynamic Variability

Forensic Lawyers Know You are Unique No two people are the same; we all look different, act different and react to drugs differently, because we all possess a unique genetic makeup. Unfortunately, medical professionals get things wrong, and sometimes the dosage of medication you receive is beneficial for most of…

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Recent Blog Articles

Drug Toxicology: Impairment & Driving

Driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a serious and potentially fatal offense. Part one of this drug toxicology series will focus on what happens if a person is caught driving under the influence of drugs, the forensic tests needed as well as the challenges that arise when…

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Drug Testing: Sweat Patches 101

Analysis of biological fluids and tissues provide the most reliable method to documenting human drug exposure. The chemical analysis of human sweat in the form of drug testing sweat patches has become an effective method of monitoring drug use over an extended period of time. The sensitivity, specificity and reliability…

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NarcoPouch Test False Positive Dilemma

From as early as the 1900’s, police and investigators across the United States have used NarcoPouch tests to detect illegal drugs and substances. The NarcoPouch test offers a simple and easy way to detect illicit substances; officers simply have to drop the suspected sample into the pouch and watch for…

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