Update on DEA's ban of mitragynine in USA

In October 2016, and after caving to an energetic pressure campaign, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it will drop a proposed emergency ban on kratom, a Southeast Asian tree leaf product that consumers say treats pain, addiction and a long list of other conditions. The DEA now will open a public comment period ending Dec. 1, after which it [...] Read more

USA's DEA places thiafentanil into Schedule II

USA's Drug Enforcement Administration is placing the substance thiafentanil (4-(methoxycarbonyl)-4-(N-phenmethoxyacetamido)-1-[2-(thienyl)ethyl]piperidine), including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers as possible, into schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act effective 26 August 2016. [...] Read more

The Forensic Science Library Services – a unique resource for forensic literature and information

Forensic Science Library Services is operated and managed by Jeff Teitelbaum (of the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory), one of the few professional librarians in the world specializing in forensic science information resources. What can Forensic Science Library Services offer you? Forensic Science Library Services can provide forensic [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, June 2016 is now available

In this number, together with the President’s Message and the usual news about Committees, past and future meetings, you will find: Perspectives in Drug Discovery - Epilogue by Alan Wayne Jones PhD, DSc. Kissing and cocaine ingestion by Pascal Kintz and the extensive review: Dried oral fluid spots by Ashley Barrett Login to secure area and [...] Read more

President Chung attends ceremonial opening of new Dubai forensic science and criminology laboratory

TIAFT President Hee-Sun Chung, PhD, was among the international dignitaries who attended the ceremonial opening of the new forensic science and criminology laboratory of the Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the new [...] Read more

TIAFT past and current executive committee members honoured around the world

TIAFT Treasurer Robert Kronstrand, PhD, was awarded the AAFS Toxicology Section Ray Abermethy Award on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Following the nomination by Professor Hugo Neels, TIAFT Past President Olaf Drummer, PhD, was honoured on Wednesday, [...] Read more

TIAFT mourns the loss of Golo Meyer, first trainer participant of TIAFT’s Method Development Grant

In early December 2015, the world’s toxicologists and the entire TIAFT family was shocked by the untimely death of our colleague and friend Golo Meyer. Forensic toxicology lost a brilliant and promising scientist and we lost a good friend. Our deepest sympathy is with Golo’s family and friends. Just before his passing, Golo visited the [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, January 2016 is now available

In this number, together with the President’s Message and the usual news about Committees, past and future meetings, you will find: Perspectives in Drug Discovery - 18. Epilepsy and anticonvulsants by Alan Wayne Jones PhD, DSc., Factors influencing quality of interpretation in forensic toxicology and pathology by Marciej J. Bogusz and the [...] Read more

E-mail Scam Alert

Members and Regional Representatives are alerted to an email scam currently in development. Several of our RRs received a message from the email address "president.tiaft@gmail.com" alleging an invitation by President Chung. The email address "president.tiaft@gmail.com" is NOT associated with TIAFT President Chung. The contents of the email do not [...] Read more

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