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The involvement of drugs in drivers of motor vehicles killed in Australian road traffic crashes.
There were non-significant, weakly positive associations of opiates and benzodiazepines with culpability, and drivers showing the highest culpability rates were in the under 25 and over 65 age groups. Expand
The incidence of drugs in drivers killed in Australian road traffic crashes.
The incidence of alcohol and drugs in fatally injured drivers were determined in three Australian states; Victoria, New South Wales and WA for the period of 1990-1999 and the prevalence of drugs increased over the decade, particularly cannabis and opioids, while alcohol decreased. Expand
Validation of new methods.
Important considerations in analytical method validation will be discussed and may be used as guidance by scientists wishing to develop and validate analytical methods. Expand
Dose related risk of motor vehicle crashes after cannabis use.
Combined use of THC and alcohol produced severe impairment of cognitive, psychomotor, and actual driving performance in experimental studies and sharply increased the crash risk in epidemiological analyses, suggesting that recent use of cannabis may increase crash risk, whereas past use of Cannabis does not. Expand
Central sleep apnea in stable methadone maintenance treatment patients.
Thirty percent of stable MMT patients have CSA, a minority of which can be explained by blood methadone concentration, and other physiologic variables may also play a role in the pathogenesis of CSA in M MT patients, and further research is indicated. Expand
Developing limits for driving under cannabis.
This analysis offers an empirical basis for a per se limit for THC that allows identification of drivers impaired by cannabis and suggests a suitable numerical limit may fall in the 7-10 ng/ml range. Expand
The Forensic Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse
Section 1 specimens and specimen collection procedures: analysis and measurement pharmacokinetics and duration of action tolerance and dependence toxicology and postmortem artefacts, and mechanisms of action pharmacological actions and therapeutics adverse reaction, tolerance and dependency toxicology case reports. Expand
Postmortem toxicology of drugs of abuse.
  • O. Drummer
  • Medicine
  • Forensic science international
  • 10 June 2004
Toxicological issues associated with the more common drugs of abuse such as the amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opioids and the benzodiazepines are reviewed. Expand
Analysis of time of closure of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis using computed tomography.
The study showed that this age marker is of limited value for age estimations around the age of 18 years in this population of a modern Australian population. Expand