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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Alcohol Testing

The Cost of a DUI

The Impact of Alcohol Testing Alcohol testing has been used by law enforcement for many years in order to validate whether someone has been drinking alcohol before or while driving. The breathalyser is the most well-known tool that is used for this purpose, and a DUI is issued to an…

Hair Testing

The Hair Print

Hair Testing in the Twenty-First Century Evidence at a crime scene has for many years been dependant on DNA evidence amongst other less significant evidence, such as clues, circumstantial evidence, as well as protein-based evidence. The use of hair testing in the solving of crime is beginning to take an…

forensic toxicology

Drug Facilitated Crimes – Analytical Considerations Part 1

Forensic Toxicology: Preferred strategies for DFCs Drug facilitated crimes (DFCs) and drug facilitated sexual assaults (DFSAs) represent some of the most challenging cases for those who work in the field of forensic toxicology. The investigation of these crimes requires forensic toxicologists to determine whether an ingested substance may have contributed…

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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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