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Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Getting Down With Okorie

Who is Okorie Okorocha, and What Does He Do? Okorie Okorocha is L.A.’s premier forensic toxicology expert witness, specializing in drug and alcohol testing, but what does that actually mean and what is a forensic toxicologist in the first place? We’ve got the low-down to help you understand the man…

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Alcohol Testing 101

Alcohol Testing: History, Methods, and Problems Alcohol testing methods have developed steadily over the last few decades. It’s almost hard to believe that just 80 years ago, testing for blood alcohol content (commonly known as BAC) relied solely on blood and urine tests, which were expensive and time consuming. History…

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The Effect of Pathology on Toxicology

Toxicology Lawyer and Pathologist Collaboration A toxicology lawyer has specialized knowledge of their field, but will often work with other forensic practitioners and legal experts. There’s overlap between these disciplines, and collaboration and communication become especially important when different parties are brought together to solve a case. Pathology is one…

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Picking the Perfect Counsel

Choosing Counsel and Toxicology Co-Counsel Choosing the right counsel for your court case can be incredibly stressful. If any aspect of your case involves substances – like drugs, alcohol, prescription medications, environmental or workplace chemicals, poisons, and so forth – you’ll also need a toxicology co-counsel to weigh in. What…

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False Positive Influencers

Forensic Toxicologist can Disprove False Positives Most of the population, including professional athletes, school teachers and even the President, will have to undergo a mandatory drug test at some point in their lives. Of this group of people, some will test positive for drugs they have not consumed due to…

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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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