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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Analysis of Crash Risk Under the Influence of Drugs

Reading Time: 3 minutesDrug Blood Testing and Crash Risk Analysis There is a wide range of data published outlining the impairments caused by alcohol on driving and its propensity to increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents, or, crash risk. But what about driving under the influence of drugs? The role of drugs…

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Understanding Pharmacogenetic Variability

Reading Time: 3 minutesOkorie Okorocha Discusses Pharmacogenetic Variability Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. It is a relatively new field combining pharmacology and genomics. Pharmacology is a branch of medicine that examines the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs while genomics concerns the sequencing…

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Discussing the Different Variables of Addiction

Reading Time: 2 minutesExpert Witness Discusses the Variables of Addiction The chronic nature of addiction means that drug addiction is considered a disease. However, this classification is not without controversy. This is because initial drug use typically has a voluntary component and most people who try drugs a few times do not go…

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DUI Misdemeanor vs Felony

Reading Time: 2 minutesA DUI Charge Must Have Solid Evidence of Alcohol Testing Each state has a different rule for punishing DUI offenders, and while some are more lenient then others, there are some key factors involved in whether the offender is charged with a misdemeanor or felony. In terms of the United…

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Understanding Pharmacokinetic Variability

Reading Time: 2 minutesToxicology Lawyer Explains Pharmacokinetic Variability Every person has a unique biological system and so it follows naturally that there is variability among individuals’ response to drugs. This consideration, known as pharmacokinetic variability, has always been important in hospitals and within pharmacology, but it is also a necessary consideration during legal…

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Why Having a Toxicology Expert Witness will help Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case

Reading Time: 2 minutesToxicology Co-Counsels Add Understanding to Complex Concepts A court case, and especially a jury duty, can be extremely confusing at times when complex matters are discussed without a fully comprehensive background. Having a toxicology co-counsel expert present allows for intricate drug and alcohol related matters to be better understood, with…

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Understanding Pharmacodynamic Variability

Reading Time: 3 minutesForensic Lawyers Know You are Unique No two people are the same; we all look different, act different and react to drugs differently, because we all possess a unique genetic makeup. Unfortunately, medical professionals get things wrong, and sometimes the dosage of medication you receive is beneficial for most of…

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Defining the Role of a Forensic Lawyer

Reading Time: 2 minutesForensic lawyers are experts in both law and forensic science. The intersection of science and law has allowed for new tools and methodologies for discovering truth. Okorie Okorocha has served as an expert witness in over 280 trials. His role is to help juries understand complex, scientific concepts and to…

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Narcopouch Tests – Drug Testing Made Easy

Reading Time: 3 minutesA narcopouch test is a presumptive test designed to identify illegal substances. After analysis, a presumptive test will tell you one of two things. It is definitely not a certain substance or the sample is probably the suspected substance. Similar to a portable chemistry lab, narcopouch tests are self-contained, providing…

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The Pros and Cons of Sweat Patches For Drug Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe use of sweat patches as a method of drug testing is a relatively new development in the field of forensic toxicology. Sweat patch drug testing is becoming increasingly popular among employers screening employees and job applicants for drug use, although sweat patches are typically used to monitor persons on…

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