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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hair testing

The Disadvantages of Hair Testing

Does Hair Follicle Testing Really Work? Because of its non-invasive nature, hair testing has been on the rise for the last few years. Personnel can watch a donor remove their hair or even do it for them, as opposed to a urine test where donors are given the privacy of…

forensic toxicology

Beware of Breath Tests

Breath Tests Are More Prone to Error Than Blood Tests Breath tests have for years been used in courts in which to assess whether a person is under the influence or has exceeded the legal alcohol limit. As such it is the most commonly used method for testing blood alcohol…

hospital blood testing

What Can Blood Tests Diagnose

Diagnosis by Hospital Blood Testing There are many reasons why one would undergo a blood test. They help to indicate the presence of certain conditions or rule them out. They can also be used to monitor an ongoing condition and determine whether a patient is responding to treatment. Hospital blood…

drug testing

Current Trends in Drug Testing

Today’s Drug Testing Trends Despite the controversy around drug screening in current and future employees, drug testing is now extremely popular in larger companies. This is because it is a proven and cost-effective strategy which results in getting help to those who need it, lessens accidents and sick leave, improves…

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Dram Shop Law in New Mexico

New Mexico’s Dram Shop Laws Forty-three states have dram shop laws, but those laws differ slightly from state to state. In my previous post, I explained the basic principles of dram shop laws. In the next series of articles, I’ll be looking at dram shop laws for specific states. Dram…

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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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