South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank killing 304 people in April because there was too much tissue damage to his badly decomposed body.
Controlled substances are chemicals that have a legally recognized potential for abuse. They...
The Society of Forensic Toxicology Continuing Education and Drug-Facilitated Crimes Committees...
Synthetic marijuana — different chemical blends first created in the 2000s to mimic the effects...
A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday.
Scientific testing has helped investigators in narrow in on the identity of the teenage boy whose skeletal remains were found in 1995. The boy is believed to have died in 1994. The Smithsonian assisted by conducting what’s called stable isotope analysis on a piece of bone fragment from the remains.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, have named Michigan State University’s Anil Jain among the first 17 appointments to the Forensic Science Standards Board.
Washington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment.
Prescription drug overdose deaths in Florida fell sharply after the state began strengthening its prescribing laws and stepping up enforcement. Federal researchers said Tuesday that it was the first significant documented decline in the nation since the epidemic of prescription drug abuse took hold more than a decade ago.
Synthetic marijuana is illegal to use in Louisiana. But It’s becoming the new drug of choice — exceeding cocaine — because many users think it’s a safe, modified version of marijuana. It’s not, say law enforcement and health officials.
NMS Labs is launching its newest test offering for the latest group of agents to have come to the fore in the rapidly changing Designer Drug arena in the US. The Pyrrolidinophenones or “Pyrros” are potent stimulants with psychoactive properties becoming popular with young people and drug users looking for a newer, different high.
Testing for cocaine and other drugs usually involves two steps: a quick on-site prescreen, and then a more accurate confirmatory test at a distant laboratory. Now, researchers report development of a backpack-sized device that can perform highly accurate and sensitive tests anywhere within 15 minutes.
With recreational and/or medical marijuana now legal in 21 states and the District of Columbia as of April 21, 2014, according to CNN US, one might wonder if forensic facilities can begin to scale back resources dedicated to the drug’s testing and storage. We believe that this may not be the case.
OMICS Group cordially invites the participants across the globe to attend the 3rd International Summit on Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology during October 20-22, 2014 in Chicago, USA focussing on the theme: “New Challenges and Innovations in Pharmacological and Toxicological Sciences”.
The new Thermo Scientific TSQ 8000 Evo triple quadrupole GC-MS system improves on the features of its predecessor, the TSQ 8000, with new EvoCell technology, demonstrated in company-run experiments to triple selected reaction monitoring (SRM) transition rates without compromising sensitivity.
Toxicology tests will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 24-year-old Bay Area man at an electronic music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend, a coroner's official said after an autopsy Sunday yielded inconclusive results.
Ahead of this year's FIFA World Cup, SelectScience traveled to Brazil to talk to leading scientists to learn how in-field and laboratory sciences are helping to protect players and fans during the tournament, and how scientific analysis tools can be used to manage athlete health and improve player performance.
Changes in marijuana laws in Washington have affected operations at state crime labs, which still must process the drug for cases involving juveniles and impaired drivers.
Much illegal drug use happens off the radar. To better approximate usage, scientists have been turning to wastewater. Like a lot of other compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products to pesticides, illegal drugs and their metabolic byproducts also persist in sewage.
Kimberly Parker's family is one of many waiting for answers. As of early May, autopsy reports on 1,121 deaths had been delayed at least three months — the time period after which they're considered backlogged.
The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing fresh accusations of child neglect after a researcher found records for 796 young children believed to be buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage for the children of unwed mothers.
An 88-year-old Lafayette man's body remained in his home for nine months before it was discovered by police, authorities says. Neighbors said wife lived in the home during that time and acted as if everything was normal.
This short demonstration is for the DABIT™ (Drugs of ABuse Identification Test kit) from Field Forensics, Inc. The test is used to identify the presence of mephederone.
A nationwide survey indicates that heroin users are attracted to the drug not only for the “high” but because it is less expensive and easier to get than prescription painkillers.
The botched execution in April of a man convicted of murder brought to the fore of national consciousness the precarious state of capital punishment. An article details the history of lethal injection, what went wrong in April and how states are currently handling the practice, once deemed the most humane way to execute prisoners.
Nearly five months into Colorado’s great pot experiment, the early returns are good. In Denver, home to the bulk of the first-in-the-nation retail stores, violent crime fell by 5.6 percent over the first four months of the year, with major property crimes down nearly twice that. But, it’s too soon, however, to call Colorado’s measure an unqualified success.
A chemist who was fired from the St. Louis police took her former bosses to trial recently, alleging her whistleblower claims about drug testing errors cost her a 25-year job.
The flood of heroin coming into and going out of New York City has surged to the highest levels in more than two decades, alarming law enforcement officials who say that bigger players are now entering the market to sell the drug here and to feed a growing appetite along the East Coast.
Elected officials, law enforcement officers and others proclaim there's a heroin "epidemic" sweeping the country, and it's taking hold in rural and suburban communities once considered unlikely places to find illicit drugs. But no one knows what information is accurate.
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