The Importance of Toxicology in Forensics

Drugs and poisons are detected and quantified in a wide variety of cases, but most frequently sudden death, impaired driving and assault. Interpretations are made on the pharmacological effects of drugs and poisons found and, on request, may be made on given hypothetical situations where no analysis of body fluids or tissues has been made. On occasion, "over-the-counter" pharmaceuticals and prepared food products are examined for evidence of tampering.
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