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

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.

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry
Author: Max M. Houck
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2015-01-26
ISBN 10: 0128006242
ISBN 13: 9780128006245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Chemistry Book Review:

Forensic Chemistry is the first publication to provide coordinated expert content from world-renowned leading authorities in forensic chemistry. Covering the range of forensic chemistry, this volume in the Advanced Forensic Science Series provides up-to-date scientific learning on drugs, fire debris, explosives, instrumental methods, interpretation, and more. Technical information, written with the degreed professional in mind, brings established methods together with newer approaches to build a comprehensive knowledge base for the student and practitioner alike. Like each volume in the Advanced Forensic Science Series, review and discussion questions allow the text to be used in classrooms, training programs, and numerous other applications. Sections on fundamentals of forensic science, history, safety, and professional issues provide context and consistency in support of the forensic enterprise. Forensic Chemistry sets a new standard for reference and learning texts in modern forensic science. Advanced articles written by international forensic chemistry experts Covers the range of forensic chemistry, including methods and interpretation Includes entries on history, safety, and professional issues Useful as a professional reference, advanced textbook, or training review

Interpretation of MS MS Mass Spectra of Drugs and Pesticides

Interpretation of MS MS Mass Spectra of Drugs and Pesticides
Author: Wilfried M. A. Niessen,Ricardo A. Correa C.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 111929424X
ISBN 13: 9781119294245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpretation of MS MS Mass Spectra of Drugs and Pesticides Book Review:

Provides comprehensive coverage of the interpretation of LC–MS–MS mass spectra of 1300 drugs and pesticides Provides a general discussion on the fragmentation of even-electron ions (protonated and deprotonated molecules) in both positive-ion and negative-ion modes This is the reference book for the interpretation of MS–MS mass spectra of small organic molecules Covers related therapeutic classes of compounds such as drugs for cardiovascular diseases, psychotropic compounds, drugs of abuse and designer drugs, antimicrobials, among many others Covers general fragmentation rule as well as specific fragmentation pathways for many chemical functional groups Gives an introduction to MS technology, mass spectral terminology, information contained in mass spectra, and to the identification strategies used for different types of unknowns

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.

A Health Educator s Guide to Understanding Drugs of Abuse Testing

A Health Educator   s Guide to Understanding Drugs of Abuse Testing
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780763765897
ISBN 13: 0763765899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Health Educator s Guide to Understanding Drugs of Abuse Testing Book Review:

The drug free workplace initiative was started in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan when he issued an executive order to develop guidelines for drug abuse testing for Federal Government employees. Since then, most state, government, and private employers have adopted the policy of a drug free workplace. Today, pre-employment drug testing is almost mandatory and passing the drug test is a condition for hire. A Health Educator's Guide to Understanding Drug Abuse Testing describes in layman’s language the process of testing for drugs and provides coverage of what potential employees are being tested for, how the tests are performed, and what foods and drugs may affect the test results and may jeopardize a person's chance of being hired. Written by a practicing toxicologist, this text gives health educators a solid foundation in the process of drug testing and helps them understand how different methods of cheating drug tests are rendered ineffectual.

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

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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.

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions E Book

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions   E  Book
Author: Barbara E. Gould,Ruthanna Dyer
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN 10: 0323292402
ISBN 13: 9780323292405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions E Book Book Review:

A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice. Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background. Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge. Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients. Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders. Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment. Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter. Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more. New content on the causes and trends related to disease, new drugs, technology, and treatment. Coverage of obesity and its complications, including an in-depth discussion of metabolic syndrome. Multiple disorder syndromes in the aged client. DNA, genetics and the Human Genome Project with current research on protein pathways in health (proteomics) and the implications for drug treatment and disease causation. Coverage of autism. Updated content on the H1N1 virus and communicable diseases; HIV, cancer causation, and immunology; and substance abuse to reflect common practices in the use of illicit (street) drugs as well as abuse of prescription medications. Case studies revised to emphasize chronic diseases, prevention, and acute care, and to apply to a wider range of health professions. Appendices reorganized for improved reference and lookup.

Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry

Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry
Author: JaVed I. Khan,Thomas J. Kennedy,Donnell R. Christian, Jr.
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 1934115061
ISBN 13: 9781934115060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry Book Review:

This book focuses on a marvel approach that blends chemistry with forensic science and is used for the examination of controlled substances and clandestine operations. The book will particularly interest forensic chemists, forensic scientists, criminologists, and biochemists.

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

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care An Issue of Medical Clinics E Book

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care  An Issue of Medical Clinics  E Book
Author: Genevieve Pagalilauan
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 0323323324
ISBN 13: 9780323323321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care An Issue of Medical Clinics E Book Book Review:

This issue of the Medical Clinics of North America is devoted to Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care and is edited by Dr. Genevieve Pagalilauan. Articles in this issue include: Psychopharmacology; Office-based Screening of Common Psychiatric Conditions; Depression; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar Disorder; Borderline Personality Disorder; Grief Reaction, Adjustment Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder; Somatiform Disorders; Addiction Disorders; Sleep disorders; Geriatric Psychiatry; Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults; and Medical Conditions with Neuropsychiatric Manifestations.

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

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.

Chemistry and Therapeutics of Synthetic Drugs

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

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Paper and Thin Layer Chromatography

Paper and Thin Layer Chromatography
Author: Ivor Smith,J. W. T. Seakins
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483279928
ISBN 13: 9781483279923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper and Thin Layer Chromatography Book Review:

Chromatographic & Electrophoretic Techniques, Fourth Edition, Volume I: Paper and Thin Layer Chromatography presents the methods of paper and thin layer chromatography. This book discusses the practical approach in the application of paper and thin layer chromatography techniques in the biological sciences. Organized into 18 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the clinical aspects related to the detection of those metabolic diseases that can result in serious illness presenting in infancy and early childhood. This text then discusses the three major types of screening for inherited metabolic disorders in which paper or thin-layer chromatography are being used, including screening the healthy newborn population, screening the sick hospitalized child, and screening mentally retarded patients. Other chapters consider the procedures for thin layer chromatography. This book discusses as well the complexity of amino acid mixtures present in natural products. The final chapter deals with the detection of synthetic basic drugs. This book is a valuable resource for chemists and toxicologists.

Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Author: Marek Domin,Robert Cody
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 1849739269
ISBN 13: 9781849739269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry Book Review:

Ambient ionization has emerged as one of the hottest and fastest growing topics in mass spectrometry enabling sample analysis with minimal sample preparation. Introducing the subject and explaining the basic concepts and terminology, this book will provide a comprehensive, unique treatise devoted to the subject. Written by acknowledged experts, there are full descriptions on how new ionization techniques work, with an overview of their strengths, weaknesses and applications. This title will bring the reader right up to date, with both applications and theory, and will be suitable as a tutorial text for those starting in the field from a variety of disciplines.

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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Handbook of Cannabis

Handbook of Cannabis
Author: Roger Pertwee
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN 10: 0191639702
ISBN 13: 9780191639708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cannabis Book Review:

Truly global in scope and with contributions from leading researchers around the world, The Handbook of Cannabis is the definitive resource on this fascinating drug. Combining scientific perspectives and clinical applications, it covers a vast array of topics, from why over the centuries cannabis has been used as a medicine, through the regulations facing those wishing to self-administer cannabis or provide cannabis-based medicines, to the chemical structure of its many constituents and the rapidly growing group of synthetic cannabinoids that are currently being used for 'legal highs'. With each chapter written by a group of one or more internationally recognised subject experts, it provides academics and researchers with authoritative scientific material on the main pharmacological actions and their effects, as well as their pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and forensic detection. In addition it also examines the complex morphology, cultivation, harvesting, and processing of cannabis and the ways in which the plant's chemical composition can be controlled. As well as offering a raft of scientific information there is extensive coverage of cannabinoid-based medicines. Helping readers to identify and evaluate their benefits, chapters explore pharmacological actions and the effects that seem to underlie approved therapeutic uses, how they are currently used to treat certain disorders, and the ever-growing number of wide-ranging potential clinical applications. There is also coverage of both the legal and illegal sources of cannabis, including 'coffee shops' and 'cannabis dispensaries'. The complex issue of 'recreational cannabis' is also tackled. The sought-after and adverse psychological and non-psychological effects are described and discussions are included on how some adverse effects can be lessened by at least one constituent of cannabis, and that it might be possible to reduce the harm that cannabis does to some by changing current regulatory policies. The Handbook of Cannabis is a one-stop reference; essential reading for all clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists interested in this drug, as well as those working in the field of public health.

Illegal Drugs

Illegal Drugs
Author: Paul Gahlinger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2003-12-30
ISBN 10: 9781440650246
ISBN 13: 1440650241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illegal Drugs Book Review:

Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.

Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results

Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN 10: 9781607615279
ISBN 13: 1607615274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results Book Review:

A majority of the Fortune 500 Companies implement some practice of workplace drug testing in their company policies. This practice was first initiated by President Ronald Reagan when he ordered federal agencies to drug test federal employees involved in sensitive positions as well as positions involving public safety. As a practicing toxicologist, Dr. Amitava Dasgupta is involved with the pre-employment drug testing at his own hospital and aptly shares his expertise in Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist’s Perspective, which covers all major issues concerning how people try to beat drug tests and defend positive test results. In each chapter, extensive references are cited so that readers can access more information on a particular topic that may interest them. The book will undoubtedly prove helpful to toxicologists, medical technologists, pathologists, human resources professionals and anyone interested in workplace drug testing.