Poisoning by addictive substances, laboratory tests, and forensic medical death clarification in the case of poisoning.

[Poisoning by addictive substances, laboratory tests, and forensic medical death clarification in the case of poisoning]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2019 Oct 10;: Authors: Iwersen-Bergmann S, Andresen-Streichert H Abstract Clinical-toxicological investigations are very helpful for the detection and assessment of the severity of questionable narcotics intoxications. In some cases, an initial case of clinical poisoning then progresses in the further course to a case of forensic relevance (for example after deliberate poisoning e.g, with knock-out drugs or with intend to commit murder, or in cases of intoxication in connection with a criminal offense).The specifics and problems of the analytical detection of these substances in clinical and forensic cases are explained with regard to the presented narcotic drugs. The information used comes from data from our own examination material and data from the literature.The spectrum of addictive substances has changed significantly in recent years. While established methods of detection are available for alcohol and classic drugs of abuse, new drugs with potential for abuse (such as methylphenidate, pregabalin) or NPS, GHB, GBL, and 4‑BD cannot be detected by conventional methods of immunochemistry in combination with chromatographic methods such as GC-MS and HPLC-DAD.An improvement in the measurement equipment for specialised laboratories performing such investigation...
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