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Comparison of the prevalence of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs between 900 injured drivers and 900 control subjects: results of a French collaborative study.
A higher prevalence of opiates, alcohol, cannabinoids and the combination of these last two compounds in blood samples from drivers involved in road accidents than in those from controls, which suggests a causal role for these compounds in road crashes. Expand
Society of Hair Testing guidelines for drug testing in hair.
The Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) Guidelines for Drug Testing in Hair provide laboratories with recommended best practice guidelines whether they are currently offering drug testing in hair, or planExpand
Detection of physiological concentrations of cortisol and cortisone in human hair.
A new extraction, purification, and separation technique using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry for the identification and quantification of two endogenous glucocorticoids: cortisol and cortisone is developed and it is found that cortis one concentrations in hair are significantly higher before the age of 20. Expand
Analytical and Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair
Drug incorporation into hair / Robert Kronstrand and Karen Scott -- Passive exposure, decontamination procedures, cutoffs, and bias: pitfalls in the interpretation of hair analysis results forExpand
Deaths involving buprenorphine: a compendium of French cases.
  • P. Kintz
  • Medicine
  • Forensic science international
  • 15 September 2001
Intravenous injection of crushed tablets, a concomitant intake of psychotropics and the high dosage of the buprenorphine formulation available in France appear as the major risk factors for such fatalities. Expand
Buprenorphine-related deaths among drug addicts in France: a report on 20 fatalities.
Intravenous injection of crushed tablets, a concomitant intake of psychotropics (especially benzodiazepines), and the high dosage of the BUP formulation available in France appear to be the major risk factors for such fatalities. Expand
Testing human hair for cannabis.
In most cases, the highest cannabinoid concentration was found in pubic hair, suggesting that this sample may be the more suitable for cannabis testing. Expand
GHB in postmortem toxicology. Discrimination between endogenous production from exposure using multiple specimens.
It is demonstrated that a positive (>50 mg/l) postmortem blood GHB concentration cannot support alone drug exposure and that it is essential to document the case with other specimens, including peripheral blood and vitreous humor. Expand
Entomotoxicology for the forensic toxicologist: much ado about nothing?
When tested, inter-larvae and inter-site variations of drug concentrations were enormous and not reproducible from one case to another, confirming that arthropod larvae are unreliable for quantitative toxicological analysis. Expand
Fly larvae: a new toxicological method of investigation in forensic medicine.
Five drugs (triazolam, oxazepam, phenobarbital, alimemazine, and clomipramine) were identified and assayed in some tissues of a putrefied cadaver and in the maggots found in the body. Expand