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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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Toxicology Lawyer Talks Drug Testing in The Workplace

Drug testing in the workplace has been the center of heated debates amongst toxicology lawyers for many years. Drug testing in the workplace is the process whereby companies or organizations utilize the resources of scientific laboratories to determine whether any of their employees are using illegal drugs. In most cases,…

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Advances in Tools For the Forensic Toxicologist

Forensic toxicology is a field, while scientific and accurate, that is also fraught with contention. There are several reasons for this, notably due to biological samples that can give different results, false positives, and the existence of costly forensic toxicology equipment that is not always entirely reliable. Considering the necessity…

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Drug Testing Myths

Undergoing drug testing can be a stressful affair for some. If your employer insists on it, you may want to know a little more about it. Below we debunk some of the myths surrounding drug testing. Drug testing is done by all employers You have most likely been told in…

Hair Testing – Hair All About It!

More Americans are now failing workplace drug tests than at any time in the last decade. Although most of these tests are done on urine or saliva, Quest’s Diagnostic’s report showed that it was the hair tests performed by employers in 2015 that showed the greatest increase in positive results….

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Types of Forensic Testing

Forensic lawyers are essential to any scenario where the fields of law and forensic science join together. Forensics are used in relation to the detection and investigation of crimes. Various tests and techniques are carried out in a forensic investigation – this means that lawyers are often required to work…

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Dram It Out

Traditionally named after establishments in 18th Century England that sold gin by the dram or spoonful, dram shop laws are state regulations that impose liability on sellers of liquor for damages caused by their intoxicated customers. Under dram shop law, bars, taverns and any businesses selling liquor can be sued…

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Teasing Out The Details

The world of toxicology is diverse and it can be extremely intimidating at first glance. It is full of complex terms, ideas and concepts which can make it especially difficult for courtrooms to decipher reports given to them by a toxicologist. In cases such as this, it is so important…

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Drug Facilitated Crimes Series – Data Collection

In the field of drug testing, a variety of factors regarding drug testing has been explored that influence how data is, and can be, processed for use in criminal cases. As a final entry, we look at the area of data collection. This has as much of an influence on…

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How Safe is Your Sample?

How safe is your sample when taken for hospital blood testing? Will your blood test be tampered with? Are lab staff and police trustworthy and responsible? Are professional and mechanical skill trustworthy counterparts when your blood test is in question?   As seasoned professionals in this field we can tell…

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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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More