Disappearance of 6-acetylmorphine, morphine and codeine from human scalp hair after discontinuation of opiate abuse.

@article{Shen2013DisappearanceO6,
  title={Disappearance of 6-acetylmorphine, morphine and codeine from human scalp hair after discontinuation of opiate abuse.},
  author={Min Shen and Ping Xiang and Ying-ying Sun and Baohua Shen},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2013},
  volume={227 1-3},
  pages={64-8}
}
Opiates continue to be used at high rates in East and Southeast Asia. Hair analysis for drugs of abuse has been developed into a powerful and widely used tool in forensic and clinical toxicology. Specifically, testing the proximal segment of scalp hair to confirm morphine (MOR) positive urine samples could solve the poppy seed problem. Human scalp hair grows approximately 1cm per month and can therefore reflect a retrospective timeline of drug exposure. This study is the first to investigate… CONTINUE READING
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