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Forensic toxicology

The Difference Between Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology

Forensic Toxicology & Pharmacology: What’s the Difference? Both forensic toxicology and pharmacology involve the study of the effects of drugs on biological systems, where drugs refer to any man-made or natural substance that has either a biochemical or psychological effect on the recipient. There are, however, significant differences between these…

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An Expert Witness Analyzes Field Sobriety Tests

An Expert Witness Can Help Disprove Problematic Field Tests There are many issues surrounding field sobriety tests that can raise contentions within a court of law. Often, these concerns can be used by an expert witness to challenge allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol. Field sobriety tests are…

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A Forensic Toxicologist Examines Blood and Breath Testing

Forensic Toxicologist Talks Blood Vs Breath Testing In films, police officers are often shown as requesting a breath test after pulling a suspect over. This, however, is an incorrect depiction of what happens. Before an official arrest is made, breath tests are completely voluntary, and thus can be refused. Officers…

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Why I Became a Forensic Toxicologist

Why You Should Become a Forensic Toxicologist Forensic toxicology is the merging of two fields: that of forensics – in which tests and techniques are used to detect and determine crimes committed – and toxicology – which is the branch of chemical science that investigates the nature, structure, and effects…

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The Science Behind Forensic Toxicology

What is Forensic Toxicology & How is it Useful? What is the crux of forensic toxicology? Forensic toxicology may sound like a bit of an intimidating term so let’s first break it down! Forensics is basically a series of tests and techniques that are used to detect and determine crimes…

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Toxicology Co-Counsel Weighs In On Recreational Marijuana Use

While attorneys are well versed in the proper practices of law, it is often necessary for them to seek co-counsel in specific fields. One field that continues to be searched for by attorneys is toxicology co-counsel. This remains true especially as recreational marijuana laws and use continues to grow and…

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Expert Witness Weighs In On Drug Injection Sites

A few months ago, a panel consisting of expert witnesses, drug experts and politicians met to discuss the opioid epidemic devastating New England. The panel promoted safe injection sites as a solution. A safe injection site is a place an addict could inject heroin without fear of getting arrested. A…

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Forensic Toxicologist Thoughts On New Protocols For Drug Testing

Forensic toxicologists all over the country are tasked with testing evidence collected from all of the crime scenes that law enforcement personnel investigate. This testing includes drug evidence from every crime scene imaginable, from homicides to simple traffic citations for drug possession charges. Defendants, attorneys, prosecutors, and law enforcement rely…

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