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20th Oct
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Expert Witness Qualifications Process

Expert witness qualifications involve a few factors but there are no set of baseline requirements. To become an expert witness, you must be knowledgeable in your area of expertise and have some understanding of the legal and judicial system. However, knowledge of your field and of the legal system is…

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6th Oct
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A Short History of Forensic Toxicology

Forensic toxicology is an essential component of many types of medical or legal investigations. The field of forensic toxicology covers a variety of crimes involving anything from prescription medications to recreational drug use. Many of us are aware of how police officers and attorneys use forensic toxicology but the history…

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22nd Sep
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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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8th Sep
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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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25th Aug
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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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18th Aug
Toxicology Lawyer

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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11th Aug
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Forensic Attorney in A Virtual World

2016 saw the world of virtual reality (VR) go mainstream. It moved from being a sought-after novelty into a must-have for filmmakers, designers, gamers, and journalists across the world. Among these fields of expertise, was another group of professionals that saw the value of virtual reality and began investigating its…

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21st Jul
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Types of Expert Witnesses

Drawing on the aid of an expert witness in a court of law can have invaluable input, notably due to their likely expertise in a field which may not be one that is of great public knowledge. Not only can expert witnesses sit on the stand and testify during a…

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10th Jul
forensic toxicologist

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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30th Jun
drug testing

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…

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23rd Jun
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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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9th Jun
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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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Expert Witness Qualifications Process

Expert witness qualifications involve a few factors but there are no set of baseline requirements. To become an expert witness, you must be knowledgeable in your area of expertise and have some understanding of the legal and judicial system. However, knowledge of your field and of the legal system is…

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A Short History of Forensic Toxicology

Forensic toxicology is an essential component of many types of medical or legal investigations. The field of forensic toxicology covers a variety of crimes involving anything from prescription medications to recreational drug use. Many of us are aware of how police officers and attorneys use forensic toxicology but the history…

Read More

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