Researchers searching for a way to track antidepressant usage from postmortem hair find that hair color influences drug retention more than time or length of hair.
Continue reading Using Hair as an Indicator of Antidepressant Use Post-Mortem
Counterfeit medication poses a series threat to patient safety and public health. How can pharmaceutical companies guarantee their product is making it into patient hands? New work shows how companies can subtly mark their true products with edible silk “tags” inscribed with an invisible fluorescent code. Continue reading New research combats counterfeit medication with edible silk tags
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center investigate whether a commonly used urine drug test yields false positives for the opioid Methadone. Continue reading Testing Positive for the Opioid Methadone Without Ever Using It
There are many ways to separate a mixture of powder drugs – but magnetic levitation? Continue reading Using the power of magnets to separate drug powders
While seizing illicit drugs, CSI techs and police are potentially exposed to potent, life-threatening opioid compounds. Could this field detection method allow on-site screening and the protection of law enforcement? Continue reading Don’t touch that bag!
Researchers show how mass spec imaging reveals information on drugs and explosives that a suspect touched, all from their fingerprint! Continue reading Detecting drugs and explosives in fingerprints