Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs

Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs
Author: Brian F Thomas
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128118156
ISBN 13: 9780128118153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs Book Review:

Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs, a title in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, presents both an overview and a guide to techniques for anyone studying or engaging in designer drug analysis. Proliferation of the synthesis and use of designer drugs is a serious public health problem with social, economic and legal implications. Whether abuse is studied at the population level or the individual level, researchers need both background and highly detailed technical information on specific drugs and drug classes in order to combat the proliferation and highly damaging consequences of these substances. Author Brian F. Thomas provides a comprehensive discussion that emphasizes the potential threat to society, presents the ongoing challenges confronting the various laboratory approaches to detection and identification of new chemical entities and informs the development of improved analytical solutions for use in legislation, law enforcement and treatment. Summarizes the literature and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of analytical methods for detecting and identifying designer drugs Offers authoritative information from author Brian F. Thomas, an expert with over 30 years of experience in the field Directs the reader to sources of further reading at the conclusion of each chapter Emphasizes the potential threat to society and presents ongoing challenges confronting various laboratory approaches to detection and identification of new chemical entities

Designer Drugs 1985

Designer Drugs  1985
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000020585426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Designer Drugs

Designer Drugs
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210017818343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System

Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System
Author: Ann H. Crowe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754068495146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alcohol Drugs Genes and the Clinical Laboratory

Alcohol  Drugs  Genes and the Clinical Laboratory
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10: 012809334X
ISBN 13: 9780128093344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcohol Drugs Genes and the Clinical Laboratory Book Review:

Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. Written in a clear and concise manner, this book discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory covers the important aspects of drugs and alcohol abuse including genetic aspects along with laboratory methods for analysis of alcohol and abused drugs with emphasis on false positive test results. The book is helpful to healthcare professionals, such as pathologists who oversee alcohol and drug testing, emergency room physicians, family practice physicians who are first healthcare professionals who identify patients susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, and psychiatrists involved with drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. It will also be useful to safety professionals who have to assess individuals for workplace responsibilities, ranging from police and recruitment to occupational safety and occupational medicine and public health officials. Features accessible language for healthcare and safety professionals who are not experts in laboratory procedures Provides examples from clinical and everyday situations Explains how to interpret laboratory results and the latest genetic factors regarding drug and alcohol abuse

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN 10: 0128156082
ISBN 13: 9780128156087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing Book Review:

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics of note include the monitoring of pain management drugs, bath salts, spices (synthetic marijuana), designer drugs and date rape drugs, and more. Serves as a ready resource of information for alcohol and drug testing Ideal resource for making decisions related to the monitoring and interpretation of results Includes concise content for clinical laboratory scientists, toxicologists and clinicians

Chromatographic Techniques in the Forensic Analysis of Designer Drugs

Chromatographic Techniques in the Forensic Analysis of Designer Drugs
Author: Teresa Kowalska,Mieczyslaw Sajewicz,Joseph Sherma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1315313154
ISBN 13: 9781315313153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There is a dramatic rise of novel drug use due to the increased popularity of so-called designer drugs. These synthetic drugs can be illegal in some countries, but legal in others and novel compounds unknown to drug chemistry emerge monthly. This thoughtfully constructed edited reference presents the main chromatographic methodologies and strategies used to discover and analyze novel designer drugs contained in diverse biological materials. The methods are based on molecular characteristics of the drugs belonging to each individual class of compounds, so it will be clear how the current methods are adaptable to future new drugs that appear in the market.

Hair Analysis in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology

Hair Analysis in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
Author: Pascal Kintz,Alberto Salomone,Marco Vincenti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN 10: 0128017104
ISBN 13: 9780128017104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hair Analysis in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Book Review:

Hair Analysis in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology is an essential reference for toxicologists working with, and researching, hair analysis. The text presents a review of the most up-to-date analytical methods in toxicological hair analysis, along with state-of-the-art developments in the areas of hair physiology, sampling, and pre-treatments, as well as discussions of fundamental issues, applications, and results interpretation. Topics addressed include the diagnosis of chronic excessive alcohol drinking by means of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE), the early detection of new psychoactive substances, including designer drugs, the development of novel approaches to screening tests based on mass spectrometry, and the detection of prenatal exposure to psychoactive substances from the analysis of newborn hair. Unites an international team of leading experts to provide an update on the cutting-edge advances in the toxicological analysis of hair Demonstrates toxicological techniques relating to a variety of scenarios and exposure types Ideal resource for the further study of the psychoactive substances, drug-facilitated crimes, ecotoxicology, analytical toxicology, occupational toxicology, toxicity testing, and forensic toxicology Includes detailed instructions for the collection, preparation, and handling of hair, and how to best interpret results

Chemistry and Therapeutics of Synthetic Drugs

Chemistry and Therapeutics of Synthetic Drugs
Author: James William Keyser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1950
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:086958061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment
Author: Marc Galanter,Herbert D. Kleber,Kathleen T. Brady
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 980
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 1585625183
ISBN 13: 9781585625185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment Book Review:

No other text available today offers what The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment can: completely updated treatment information on a broad range of substance use disorders that is consistent with the new DSM-5 classification and thus reflective of how psychiatry is practiced today. Designed for researchers and mental health professionals ranging from trainee to licensed practitioner, the book is also appropriate for a diverse array of rehabilitation settings, from inpatient to community-based treatment. Full coverage is provided on 12-step programs, as well, including the latest outcomes research. Much of the material is new to this edition: A chapter has been added on science in the treatment of substance abuse, in which the authors discuss the history of scientific intervention in substance abuse and explore what happens to the brain when addicting drugs are consumed, review animal models and imaging techniques, and discuss current progress in the science of addiction. Chapters have been added on screening and brief intervention, reflecting the development of brief screening tools and research on the efficacy of interventions, and the role of "recovery" in chronic care disease management -- specifically what the treatment models for alcohol dependence and for diabetes can effectively borrow from each other. A new chapter focuses on the treatment of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal -- the first steps in treatment of alcohol use disorder. Two chapters on marijuana -- one on the neurobiology and one addressing treatment have been added. Given the accelerating trend toward decriminalization and legalization of this substance, clinicians will find this information of increasing importance. The section on substance use issues among gay men and lesbians has been expanded to include bisexual and transgender people in recognition of increased diversity among the population. Well-structured, with topics that follow logically and many practical, treatment-oriented features, such as quick reference tables and lists of recommended readings, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment is a classic that will enhance the education and practice of clinicians.

Medical Screening and the Employee Health Cost Crisis

Medical Screening and the Employee Health Cost Crisis
Author: Mark A. Rothstein
Publsiher: Bna Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015129193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances NPS

Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances  NPS
Author: Michael H. Baumann,Richard A. Glennon,Jenny L. Wiley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN 10: 3319524445
ISBN 13: 9783319524443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances NPS Book Review:

Designer drugs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS), are synthetic chemicals that mimic the effects of classic drugs of abuse. There has been an alarming worldwide increase in the abuse of NPS in recent years. NPS are cheap, easy to obtain, and often legally available. In this volume, leading experts summarize the latest studies regarding the molecular mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and adverse consequences of popular NPS. Specific chapters clarify the differences between various types of NPS, namely: stimulants, cannabinoids and hallucinogens. Thus, this volume broadens our understanding of NPS and provides insight into the rapidly evolving “new drug” phenomenon.

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory
Author: Hema Ketha,Uttam Garg
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2020-06-20
ISBN 10: 0128163739
ISBN 13: 9780128163733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory Book Review:

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory brings together carefully selected case studies to teach important principles relating to drug and toxin exposures. Each case study includes contemporary clinical and forensic toxicologist studies that include a comprehensive analytical and clinical approach to patient management and address overdoses from designer drugs, to NSAIDS, to opioids, to stimulants. These cases present a comprehensive, analytical and clinical approach to managing a drug overdose. This is a must-have reference for clinical and forensic laboratory scientists, along with toxicology and pathology residents who need to know aspects of both. Brings together expert cases encompassing analytical toxicology, clinical medicine and basic science in a consolidated format Presents unique and challenging cases in clinical laboratories contributed by experts in the field Consolidated format that make concepts in toxicology easy to learn and teach Key learning points highlighted with multiple choice questions

Addictions

Addictions
Author: Barbara S. McCrady,Elizabeth E. Epstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 1999-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780198027430
ISBN 13: 0198027435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addictions Book Review:

Today, alcohol and other drug abuse scientists have access to a broad array of clinical resources that integrate a commonsensical approach to addiction treatment with science. Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook is a superb example of one such resource. Here, in one volume, is both practical and scholarly information for alcohol and drug abuse specialists, primary care providers, clinicians, policy-makers, and others involved in programs that are geared to help those who abuse or are dependent on alcohol and other drugs. Its scope is a testament to how far drug abuse scientists and practitioners have come in defining what they do and to how they are able to do it effectively through a growing body of scientific behavioral research. Addictions is organized into seven parts that range from the prevalence of certain addictions to their identification and treatment to the social effects of these addictions. In fact, this volume contains nearly all of the basic information a professional or graduate student needs to learn about or treat substance abuse.

Novel Psychoactive Drugs

Novel Psychoactive Drugs
Author: Liana Fattore,Aviv Weinstein
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN 10: 2889458644
ISBN 13: 9782889458646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Psychoactive Drugs Book Review:

An increasing number of novel psychoactive drugs are currently available and sold as 'legal highs' or 'research chemicals'. These New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) constitute a broad range of hundreds of natural and synthetic drugs, including synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, synthetic opioids and other classes, which use has resulted in a significantly growing number of intoxication and mortality, as reported by emergency and poison centres from all over the world. Definition of “NPS” includes any substance that has recently become available and has been designed purposely to replace illegal drugs, although not necessarily of new synthesis. Use of NPS is dramatically increased in the last decade and represents a serious risk for the public health. Their ever-evolving chemical structure, the possibility to distribute in real time through the Internet and social networks information about their use and effects have dramatically challenged public health and drug policies internationally. NPS recently attracted great attention, but most are still unregulated and proposed online as legal alternatives to traditional illicit drugs. Unfortunately, this area is still poorly investigated and very limited information are available so far on their nature and potential risks. The phenomenon of NPS requires multi-national and multi-disciplinary collaborations to improve our knowledge on this changing drug market, to share information and define good practices at a global level. Political and educational efforts are indispensable to regulate this mutable scenario and to inform the public about health consequences of NPS use. Clinicians and emergency staff should be aware that NPS may cause severe health consequences and unexpected adverse effects, and be informed on how to recognized and treat specific intoxication cases. Considering the widespread use of NPS and paucity of information about their toxicology and pharmacology, this Research Topic will be useful to understand the new trends in the scenario of drug use, abuse and addiction to inform professionals and general public about the health problems caused by NPS and to help drug-control policies to adopt suitable control measures.

Synthetic Cathinones

Synthetic Cathinones
Author: Jolanta B. Zawilska
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 3319787071
ISBN 13: 9783319787077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synthetic Cathinones Book Review:

Over the last decade, and particularly during the recent five years, a rapidly increasing number of novel psychoactive substance (NPSs), often marketed as “designer drugs”, “legal highs”, “herbal highs”, “research or intermediate chemicals” and “laboratory reagents”, has appeared on the drug market in an effort to bypass controlled substance legislation. NPSs encompass a wide range of different compounds and drug classes but had been dominated by synthetic cannabinomimetics and psychostimulatory synthetic cathinones, so-called β-keto amphetamines. Compounds from the later class were first detected in Europe in 2004, and since then 103 new cathinones have been identified and reported to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, with 57 during the last two years. Synthetic cathinones – novel addictive and stimulatory psychoactive substances is the first publication of this kind that provides readers with background on chemical structures, detection, prevalence and motivation of use of the very popular group of NPSs. This book also presents comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of action, pharmacological activity, and main metabolic pathways of synthetic cathinones, followed by a detailed discussion of the acute and chronic toxicity associated with the use of these substances. Written by international experts in the field, this multi-authored book is a valuable reference not only for scientists, clinicians and academics, but also for readers representing different professional background who are involved in educational-prophylactic activities directed to harm reduction of psychoactive compounds.

Modern Pharmacology

Modern Pharmacology
Author: Charles R. Craig,Robert E. Stitzel
Publsiher: Little, Brown Medical Division
Total Pages: 907
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029929802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Pharmacology Book Review:

A comprehensive book on modern pharmacology with an extensive section on the principles of pharmacology. Now in two colours, paperback, with a 2-column format, the text has been redesigned to make learning easier for students.

Toxicology Testing An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine E Book

Toxicology Testing  An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine   E Book
Author: Michael G. Bissell
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 1455747874
ISBN 13: 9781455747870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Testing An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine E Book Book Review:

This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, titled Toxicology Testing, includes the following topics; Progress in Clinical Toxicology Testing, The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic, Substance Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals, Pain Management Drug Testing, Ethanol Biomarkers, Newly-emerging Drugs of Abuse, Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Cathenones, Immunoassay Methodology in Drugs-of-abuse Testing, Toxicology Testing in Alternative Specimen Matrices, Principles and Procedures in Postmortem Toxicology, and Pharmacogenetics and the Future of Toxicology Testing. Advances in toxicology testing are paving the way for major improvements in the way scientists evaluate health risks posed by toxic chemicals. Toxicity tests help scientists better understand how the human body carries out normal functions that are key to maintaining health. Therefore, this topic is important to the field of Laboratory Medicine.

Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications

Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications
Author: Charles R. Craig,Robert E. Stitzel
Publsiher: Little, Brown Medical Division
Total Pages: 832
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015036334061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications Book Review:

This fifth edition of this popular title has a much greater clinical focus. The editors have added clinical cases and vignettes to drug chapters and clinical summaries closing each chapter.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse
Author: Ruiz, Rodolfo,Millman, Jod,Langrad
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 956
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041007769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Substance Abuse Book Review:

A textbook for students and comprehensive reference for professionals in any field that deals with substance abuse. Retains chapters from the 1981 and 1992 editions on the sociology, evaluation, and treatment of particular populations; offers new information on the relation of psychopathology, psychiatric diagnoses, and methods and programs for treating patients with dual diagnoses; and adds new chapters on the related addictions of gambling, sex, and cults. Whenever possible, materials on treatment modalities provide process and outcome data to help workers evaluate them and make referrals. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR