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Forensic Toxicology: It's a matter of half-life and death

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5 in 30 (Ayahuasca, metabolomics and bone marrow)
In our last episode of the season, we look at 5 recent publications in the field of toxicology.Steuer, A. et al. Identification of new urinary gamma-hydroxybutyric acid markers applying untargeted metabolomics analysis following placebo-controlled administration to humans. (2019) Drug Testing and Analysis. 11 (6):813-823Souza, R. et al. Validation of an analytical method for the determination of the main ayahuasca active compounds and application to real ayahuasca samples from Brazil. (2019) Journal of Chromatography B. 1124: 197-203 Snamina, M. et al. Postmortem analysis of human bone marrow aspirate - Quantitative determination of SSRI and SNRI drugs. (2019) Talanta. 204:607-612Fabresse, N. et al. Development of a sensitive untargeted liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry screening devoted to hair analysis through a shared MS2 spectra database: A step toward early detection of new psychoactive substances. (2019) Drug Testing and Analysis. 11 (5):697-708Sitasuwan, P. et al. Comparison of purified beta-glucuronidases in patient urine samples indicates a lack of correlation between enzyme activity and drugs of abuse metabolite hydrolysis efficiencies leading to potential false negatives.(2019) Journal of Analytical Toxicology. 43 (3):221-227Contact us at thetoxpod@sa.gov.auThe Toxpod is a production of Forensic Science SA and the South Australian Attorney General's Department. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employer.
When is a Drug Not a Drug?
In this episode, we dive into the techniques, practices, and guidelines used in forensic toxicology for drug identification. Do we have the balance right?Some of the available identification guidelines:World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS)Organisation of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC)Gesellschaft für Toxikologische und Forensische Chemie (GTFCh)That article Pete mentioned on amphetamine isomers:Brown, D. H., et al. (2016). "Beta-methylphenylethylamines: common fragmentation pathways with amphetamines in electrospray ionization collision-induced dissociation." Drug Test Anal 8(3-4): 344-350.Contact us at thetoxpod@sa.gov.au The Toxpod is a production of Forensic Science SA and the South Australian Attorney General's Department. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employer.
On the Spot at TIAFT2019
During his recent trip to the TIAFT2019 conference in Birmingham, England, Peter caught up with a few toxicologists to discuss some of their recent work.Barry Logan's group has published their findings on kratomJoin the HighResNPS communityLearn more about The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists at www.tiaft.orgContact us at thetoxpod@sa.gov.au The Toxpod is a production of Forensic Science SA and the South Australian Attorney General's Department. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employer. 
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Started
Nov 21st, 2018
Latest Episode
Oct 1st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
19
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
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No

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