Children are not small adults. A medication delivery device (aka dosing implement) may be the difference between therapeutic and toxic drug delivery. Whenever possible, Identify, collect, and document medication delivery devices in pediatric death investigations.
Naloxone (Narcan), the reversal agent administered in cases of suspected opioid intoxication, is now being made available to many first responders, investigators and forensic personnel in the event of accidental occupational exposure to synthetic opioids. It should be noted that an opioid’s potency, dose and the route of exposure are factors to consider in the…Details
Consider that: Designer drug use is increasing at an alarming rate. New compounds are being identified on a weekly basis. Also referred to as “novel or new psychoactive substances”, they pose many analytical, interpretative and legal challenges. Many compounds require targeted toxicological and drug chemistry analysis, i.e. they may not be detected in routine laboratory…Details