Claire K Naso-Kaspar

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'Lingering death' cases occur when the circumstances of death indicate an opiate overdose, but measured opiate blood levels are only in the therapeutic range; death results from cardiac and respiratory depression. This study examined the relative concentration of opiates in femoral blood and in the medulla oblongata (sites for cardiac and respiratory(More)
Forensic toxicologists consider detection of 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) definitive evidence of heroin abuse. This study investigated the possibility that aspirin, when in solution with morphine, may acetylate morphine to produce acetylmorphine (AM). Morphine sulfate-extended release tablets (15 mg) and aspirin (325 mg) tablets were incubated in 50 mL(More)
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