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      Synthetic Cannabinoids: how to extract them from whole blood?

      August 26, 2020 at 2:41 PM / by Jillian Neifeld, MS posted in SLE Supported Liquid Extraction, Forensic, Clinical, Whole Blood, Cannabinoids

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      Synthetic cannabinoids are some of the most widely abused drugs in the world. They are structurally similar and have similar effects to marijuana but are frequently referred to as “legal highs”. Chemists are constantly changing the structures of these compounds to keep them in a legal state and governments can’t keep up with adding them to scheduled lists. So, how do we analyze for these compounds? How can they be easily extracted from whole blood?

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      Synthetic Benzodiazepines…..there’s more than just Opioids to test for

      April 8, 2020 at 5:28 PM / by Jillian Neifeld, MS posted in Automation, Forensic, SPE, Drug Metabolites, Extrahera

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      We’ve all heard about Synthetic Opioids and how frequently they’re being abused, creating an Opioid Epidemic. What many of us aren’t hearing about are other synthetic compounds that are out there. Synthetic Benzodiazepines are now the fourth most prominent illegal synthetic drug class1.

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