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Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News issues are posted online one year after publication. The following issues are currently available online:

2011 |2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000


 

2011

September
Articles include:

  • Atypical Antipsychotics Pose Drugged Driving Challenges
  • On-Line Sample Preparation Can Improve Productivity
  • Clinical Ethanol Tests Can Be Used in Forensic Situations
  • New Surveys Set for 2012
  • Earning ACCENT Credit

June
Articles include:

  • Pharmacogenetics Could Guide Warfarin Dosing
  • Acetaminophen Overdose is Still Most Common Toxicity
  • Zopiclone and Eszopiclone Present Analytical Challenges

March
Articles include:

  • Heavy Metals Testing can Assess Exposures and Toxicity
  • Efforts Advance to Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning
  • Biomarkers and Gene Models Give Clues in Mercury Toxicity

2010

December
Articles include:

  • Anti-Doping Testing Evolves With Changes in Drug Use
  • DEA Files Notice to Regulate "Spice" Marijuana Substitutes
  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases Challenge Labs

September
Articles include:

  • Legal in Most States, Use of Marijuana Substitutes Grows
  • Free Drug Monitoring
  • DOT’s Final Drug-Testing Rules

June
Articles include:

  • Should the NACB Revise its Guideline on Poisoned Patients?
  • Usage of Novel Drugs of Abuse from Plants Increases
  • Absinthe Continues to Offer a Romantic Mystique for Users

March
Articles include:

  • Heavy Metals Testing can Assess Exposures and Toxicity
  • Efforts Advance to Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning
  • Biomarkers and Gene Models Give Clues in Mercury Toxicity

2009

December
Articles include:

  • Technologies and Techniques Continue Relentless Advance
  • Mistletoe Toxicity Appears to Be Low and Pose Little Danger
  • Carbon Monoxide Can Kill at Any Season of the Year

September
Articles include:

  • New Cocaine Cutting Agent Poses Greater Risk to Users
  • Case Study: Designer Drugs Pose Diagnostic Challenge

June
Articles include:

  • New Anticonvulsants Require Less Therapeutic Monitoring
  • Use and Applications Increase for New Alcohol Markers

March
Articles include:

  • Clopidogrel is Thienopyridine Leader for Atherosclerosis
  • Street Drugs BZP and TFMPP Can be Mistaken for Ecstasy
  • Soma Coma, or Carisoprodol Intoxication, Makes Comeback
  • Hepatotoxicity Makes Herbal Supplement Kava Dangerous
  • FDA Issues Update on Genetic Testing and Antiepileptics

2008

December
Articles include:

  • Carbamazepine Offers Case Study in Pharmacogenetics
  • Ethylene Glycol Toxicity Testing Can be Challenging
  • Oxcarbazepine Offers Control of Epilepsy with Less Toxicity

September
Articles include:

  • Lean Production Principles Can Apply in the Laboratory
  • Dextromethorphan Is Popular OTC Drug for Young to Abuse
  • Laboratory Plays Key Role in Chronic Pain Management

June
Articles include:

  • CLSI Publishes Guideline on Toxicology and Drug Testing
  • Butyrylcholinesterase Action Is Vital, But Ill-Understood
  • Regional Organizations Offer Access to Education Programs

March
Articles include:

  • Immunosuppressant TDM Has Successes and Challenges
  • Despite First Impressions, Lamotrigine Requires TDM
  • Unexpected Metabolites May Complicate Morphine Results

2007

December
Articles include:

  • Survival of the Fittest Drives Plants to Use Toxic Defenses
  • Zolpidem Remains Popular for Treatment of Insomnia
  • Serum Separator Tubes Are Still Controversial for TDM

September
Articles include:

  • Hair Tests Offer Advantages in Forensic and Clinical Uses
  • Buprenorphine is Alternative for Treatment of Addiction
  • National Alcohol Per Se Law Has Decreased Fatal Crashes

June
Articles include:

  • Outbreak of Fentanyl Deaths Represents Modern Plague
  • Case Study: Overdose of Fentanyl can be Hard to Spot
  • Hemp Oil Products are Not Likely to Cause False Positives

March
Articles include:

  • Adulterants can Interfere with Urine Drugs-of-Abuse Tests
  • Crystal Meth: Abuse, Toxicity and Laboratory Detection 
  • Case Report: Methamphetamine Overdose

2006

December
Articles include:

  • EtG: Urinary Metabolite for Monitoring Alcohol Ingestion
  • Meconium Testing Provides Indication of Drug Exposure 
  • Meconium Test Data Provides Insight on Maternal Drug Use

September
Articles include:

  • Hydrocodone and Fentanyl Abuse Is Growing Problem
  • Case Report: Overdose from Deliberate Duragesic Misuse 
  • Oral Fluid Offers Alternative Martix for Many Applications

June
Articles include:

  • Outbreak of Fentanyl Deaths Represents Modern Plague
  • Case Study: Overdose of Fentanyl can be Hard to Spot
  • Hemp Oil Products are Not Likely to Cause False Positives 

March
Articles include:

  • Internet Will Affect Future of Education and Expert Testimony
  • LC/MS and LC/MS/MS are Tools That Warrant Caution
  • Continued Oxycodone Abuse Creates Analytical Challenges

2005

December
Articles include:

  • Herbal Medicines Can Cause Significant Drug Interactions
  • Laboratories Must Validate Test Method Characteristics
  • Serotonin Syndrome Presents a Diagnostic Challenge to EDs

September
Articles include:

  • DREs: Indispensable Tool for ID of Drug-Impaired Drivers
  • Product Safety Commission to Test Child Jewelry for Lead
  • Methadone: A Decade of Emerging Abuse and Toxicity

June
Articles include:

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Are Diverse Groups
  • Q&A on Glomerular Filtration Rate

March 
Articles include:

  • Immunoassays Continue to Improve, Expand, and Evolve
  • Many Resources Help Labs Cope with Pesticide Exposures
  • Oleander Poisoning Creates Challenges for Laboratories
  • Oleander Case Studies Show Dangers of Eating Wild Things

2004

December
Articles include:

  • Emergency Toxicology Labs Face Many New Challenges
  • Distinguishing Children from Adults in Toxicology: Part 2

September
Articles include: 

  • Distinguishing Children from Adults in Toxicology: Part 1
  • Abuse of Dietary Supplements is Common and Dangerous

June
Articles include: 

  • LC/MS Provides New Capabilities in Toxicology
  • Propoxyphene: Still Popular After Five Decades of Use

March
Articles include:

  • Postmortem Redistribution of Drugs Must Be Considered
  • Antidepressants Require Care in Postmortem Interpretation
  • Case Studies Show Principles of Pediatric TDM: Part 2

2003

December
Articles include:

  • Alternative Drug-Delivery Systems Are Subject to Abuse
  • Case Studies Show Principles of Pediatric TDM: Part 1
  • NACB Publishes Emergency Toxicology Lab Guidelines

September
Articles include:

  • New Anti-Epileptic Drugs Feature Fewer Side Effects
  • Online Data Sources Provide Information on Drug Trends

June
Articles include:

  • Methadone: An Old Drug Achieves New Notoriety
  • Assay Performance Must Be Defined & Verified Regularly
  • Q & A: Determining Appropriate Cutoff Concentrations for Drugs of Abuse Assays in Laboratories Not Subject to Mandatory Immunoassay Cutoff Concentrations

March
Articles include:

  • Oxycodone: Recognition and Pharmacogenomics

2002

December
Articles include:

  • Pharmacogenetics Helps in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Urine and Vitreous Humor Aid Postmortem Alcohol Testing
  • Metal Inhalation Can Result in a Variety of Toxic Effects

September
Articles include:

  • OTC Anabolic Steroids Pose Unknown Risks
  • Creatinine Provides Validity Measure in Urine Drug Tests

June
Articles include:

  • Urine Alcohol Testing is a Valuable, Underused Tool
  • Labs Need to Set Computer Confidentiality Policies
  • Drugs in Water Pose an Emerging Water Quality Issue

March
Articles include:

  • Detection of Drug-Impaired Driving Can Be Difficult
  • Labs Should Prepare Now for Chemical Terrorism Dangers

2001

December
Articles include:

  • Dietary Supplements Face Fewer Regulations
  • Testing in Opiate Therapy Requires Assay Knowledge
  • OxyContin Abuse Grows

September
Articles include:

  • “Club” or “Rave” Drugs Offer Challenges to Laboratories

June
Articles include:

  • GHB and Precursors (Part II): Management and Analysis
  • Supreme Court Rules Against Drug Tests Without Consent
  • Taiwan Conducts Urine Tests As Part of War on Drugs

March
Articles include:

  • GHB and Precursors (Part I): Use, Effects, Pharmacology
  • Inhalation of Volatiles is a Growing Abuse Problem

2000

December
Articles include:

  • Adulterants Continue to Challenge Laboratories
  • Difference Between Digitoxin and Digoxin More Than “It”
  • Drug-Test Reporting Moves Beyond Positive and Negative
  • Limit of Absence Provides Assay Performance Measure

September
Articles include:

  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: Fact and Fiction
  • A Forensic Toxicologist Reviews Ur-ine Trouble

June
Articles include:

  • European Urine Drug Testing Contrasts with U.S. Practices
  • Can Ecgonidine in Urine Be a Marker for Cocaine?

March
Articles include:

  • Interferences Can Cause Spurious Screening Results
  • LSD Remains a Mysterious and Challenging Drug
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