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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Future of Blood Testing Could Reveal Age

Hospital Blood Testing May Soon Reveal People’s Age Forensic crime scene analysis methods are constantly advancing and developing, to the point where a new study has been published proving that crime scene investigators may soon be able to determine a suspect’s age from a sample of his or her blood,…

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Cheating a Drug Test

Not So Easy to Beat Urine Drug Testing According to a recent study published in The American Journal on Addictions, 48.2% of respondents have undergone some kind of workplace drug testing 1. With so many companies carrying out mandatory drug testing, many job-seekers and employees are turning to furtive methods…

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I Want to be a Forensic Toxicologist

Becoming a Forensic Toxicologist Forensic toxicology is a demanding but rewarding career. It requires a specific set of skills, education and training, and personality traits to succeed in this challenging industry. If you are considering becoming a forensic toxicologist, learn more about what to expect – and what will be…

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Forensic Toxicology: How Drugs Affect Driving

In many criminal investigations it may be that analytical information is needed or testing required regarding the presence of substances at a crime scene or within a person’s body. This is the purpose of forensic toxicology: to test bodily fluids or other substances for toxic chemicals in order to obtain…

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How Doses Influence Drug Toxicology: Pharmacodynamics

Studying the effects drugs have on the body, known as pharmacodynamics, is particularly important to drug toxicologists. In this next article of our Drug Driving series, a drug toxicologist will explain everything you need to know about what drugs do to your body. What Does Pharmacodynamics Mean? Unlike the study…

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How Does Pharmacokinetics Influence Drug Toxicology

In this installment of our series on drug driving, we will be investigating the study of pharmacokinetics and how it is used during the drug toxicology process. What Does Pharmacokinetics Mean? Pharmacokinetics is a subcategory of pharmacology that is interested in what the body does to drugs. Like germs or…

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