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October 5-9, 1998
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Proceedings of the
1998 Joint SOFT/TIAFT International Meeting

Land of Enchantment

October 5-9, 1998
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Edited by Vina Spiehler, Ph.D., DABFT
Newport Beach, CA

Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Toxicology Bureau, Scientific Laboratory Division, State of New Mexico Department of Health whose volunteer efforts made this meeting possible.

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Dejah S. Hettinger for secretarial and editorial assistance.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The SOFT/TIAFT 98 Proceedings book is completed. The book is 703 pages, 6 inches by nine inches and contains 77 scientific presentations, a table of contents (below), author index and subject index.
Everyone who registered with the Sandia registration will receive a copy of the Proceedings book by mail from Dr. Rao. If you used the a la carte Mesa registration, or were unable to attend the meeting and you wish to receive a copy of the book, you may send a check for $50 to Dr. Rao at PO Box 4700, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4700, USA. Please indicate that it is for the 98 Proceedings book.
Dr. Alvord has published her book 'The Scalpel and the Silver Bear'. Those who registered for the Tuesday Workshop in Santa Fe will receive a copy of this book by mail from Dr. Rao.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories of Albuquerque. I look forward to greeting all my good friends in Cracow, Poland next month.

Best regards, Vina Spiehler, Ph.D., DABFT

Table of Contents

  • Zumwalt RA, Forensic Medicine in the 21st Century1
  • Jones GR, Forensic Toxicology in the 21st Century
  • Kennedy R, Remarks on Expert Witness Practice in the United States
  • Deveaux M, Expert Witness Testimony Related to Forensic Toxicology: Aspects from France
  • Eastwood JA, Methadone Poisoning in Children
  • O'Neal C, Acetylcodeine, an Impurity of Illicit Heroin: Pharmacological Evaluation and Interaction with Diacetylmorphine
  • Chung, H, Determination of Dextromethorphan in Drug Abuser's Hair by GC/MS
  • Speckl IM, Detection of Cocaine and its Metabolites in Saliva and Urine by GC/MS during Clinical Drug Withdrawal
  • Neri C, Endogenous Morphine-A Protagonist in Pain Mechanism?
  • Drummer O, Mortality Associated with Methadone Programs
  • Skopp G, Effect of the Detoxifying Carbohydrate Drink The Ultimate Blend on Urine Screening for Cannabinoids,
  • von Meyer L, Comparison of Immunochromatographic Rapid Tests for Screening of Benzodiazepines, Amphetamine and Its Derivatives (Ecstasy) in Urine
  • Orsulak P, Performance and Clinical Application of the CEDIA EDDP (Methadone Metabolite) Assay
  • Tarnai L, Whizzies-A Urine Drug Screen Adulterant
  • Long T, In vitro Assessment of the Toxicity of Cocaine and its Metabolites in the Human Umbilical Artery
  • Cooper G, An Improved Solid-Phase Extraction Procedure for Recovery and Quantitation of Amphetamine and Related Compounds from Blood and Hair
  • Moore C, The Detection of 7-Aminoflunitrazepam in Hair Using Micro-Plate Enzyme Immunoassay
  • Lemos N, Nail Analysis for Drugs of Abuse
  • Samyn N, On-site Testing of Saliva for Drugs of Abuse in Suspected Drug Users with DrugWipe and Determination of Drug Concentrations in Saliva and Urine by GC/MS
  • Thieme D, Proof of Steroid Abuse by Detection of Testosterone Esters in Hair
  • Kintz P, Anabolic Steroids in Hair of 2 Bodybuilders
  • Chung H, Urinary Excretion of dl-Fenfluramine in Rat Urine
  • Pragst F, Headspace GC and Headspace SPME/GC-MS Investigation of
  • Hydrolyzed Hair Samples of Alcoholics, Social Drinkers and Teetotalers
  • Roemhild W, Headspace-GC/MS for Detection of Gasoline Components in Two Cases of Suicidal Burning
  • Coopman V, Tissue Distribution of Gasoline in a Forensic Case
  • Anderson D, Postmortem Tissue Distribution of Mirtazapine (Remeron)
  • Anderson D, Thirty Case Studies Involving Postmortem Tissue Distribution of Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
  • Levine B, Olanzapine Concentrations in Forensic Investigations
  • Drummer O, Moclobemide Toxicity and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Shakhitov M, Fatal Amitriptyline Poisoning: Studies using Chemical, TLC, GC/MS, and Surface Ionization MS Methods
  • Gligor R, Amlodipine Influence on Amiodarone Toxicity in Laboratory Animals
  • Martens F, Kinetics of Alcohol in Blood and Breath: Results of Experiments in Human Volunteers
  • Moore K, A Case of Propofol Abuse
  • Tedeschi L, Metaldehyde Determination in Body Fluids by Headspace SPME and GC/MS in a Case of Acute Intoxication
  • Maietti S, Detection of Methanol Impurities in Body Fluids by Headspace SPME and GC/MS to Identify the Source of Exposure in Two Fatalities Involving Methanol
  • Yoneko M, The Detoxification Metabolism of 4-O-Methylpyridoxine (MPN) A Causative Substance of Ginko Seed Poisoning
  • Collison I, Limitations in the Use of Pharmacokinetic Calculations for Forensic Toxicology
  • Frontz M, Cocaine and Cocaine Metabolite Concentrations in Postmortem Fluids
  • Silva O, Fenproporex Abuse by Truck Drivers in Brazil
  • Maurer H, In vitro Studies on the Influence of Cytochrome P450
  • Isoenzymes on the Human and Rat Metabolism of the Designer Drugs MDMA and MDE
  • Kraemer T, Methylephedrine findings after Intake of Metamfepramone: Metabolism and Toxicological Detection of Metamfepramone using GC/MS
  • deBoer D, Studies on the Metabolism of 2C-B
  • Bosman I, MS Identification of Some Sulphur containing Phenalkylamine Designer Drugs
  • Valtier S, Procedure for the Identification and Quantitation of Clobenzorex
  • Wenig R, Detection and Quantification of Drugs in Urine and Serum by Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
  • DeBaere S, Quantitative Determination of Desproprionyl-Bezitramide in Postmortem Samples by Liquid Chromatography Coupled to Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry
  • LeBeau M, Direct Analysis of Urine Specimens for Succinylcholine by Electrospray LC/MS/MS
  • Verstraete A, Determination of 2-oxo-3-hydroxy-LSD in Urine by GC/MS
  • Frison G, Determination of GHB in Plasma and Urine by Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction and GC-PICI-MS
  • Suzuki O, Sensitive Determinations of Volatile Organic Compounds in Body Fluids by Capillary GC with Cyrogenic Oven Trapping
  • Tedeschi L, Drugs and Driving: Blood Drug Concentrations vs Clinical Signs of Intoxication
  • Maes V, Categorization of Medicinal Drugs Affecting Driving-Related Psychomotor Performance
  • Iten P, Horror Trips due to Atropine-tainted Cocaine-and Immediately Drug Users Become Colleagues of the Police
  • Schmidt M, Driving Under the Influence of Atropine-Adulterated Cocaine
  • Kidwell D, Testing for Illicit Drugs in Sweat Wipe and Saliva in Drivers
  • Piekoszewski W, The Use of Addictive Substances by the Students of High Schools in Krakow
  • Midio A, Cocaine Hydrochloride Content and Adulterants in Street Samples Seized in the City of San Paulo, Brazil
  • Uralets V, Over-the-Counter Anabolic Steroids: Excretion Studies in Men
  • Tarbah F, Quantitation of Dimethylphophsphate (DMP) as a Metabolite in Cases of Acute Organophosphate Insecticide Intoxications
  • Marques E, Methods for the Quantification of Parathion in Tissues: a Comparison between Two Clean-Up Procedures
  • Marques E, Experimental Studies with Parathions Insecticide in Rabbits
  • Wenig R, What Human Hair can Tell about Environmental Pollution at Aral Sea
  • Reuschel S, Quantitative Determination of LSD and a Major Metabolite 2-oxo-3-hydroxy-LSD in Human Urine by SPE and GC/Tandem MS
  • Dalpe-Scott M, LSD Casework at the RCMP Lab: Screening of Pre- and Post-mortem Biological Specimens by RIA, EMIT, and ELISA and Confirmation by GC/MS or GC/MS/MS
  • Abukhalaf I, Quantitation of Clenbuterol in Plasma and Urine Specimens Using GC/MS
  • Werthe G, Blind Control Samples in a Proficiency Testing Program
  • Franke J-P, Screening for Barbiturates by Capillary Electrophoretic Techniques
  • Rasulev U, Selective Determination of Trace Amounts of Psychotropic
  • Preparations by Surface Ionization MS. Derivatives of Phenothiazine
  • Islamov T, Detection of Medicines by Direct Reaction GLC
  • Brau M, Simultaneous Investigation and Quantification of Acidic and Basic Drugs in Serum: Toxicological Screening by High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Diode Array Detector
  • Chang W-T, Chemical Derivatization and the Selection of Deuterated Internal Standards for Quantitative Determination: Methamphetamine Example
  • Gonmori K, Solid Phase Extraction and HPLC Analysis of Scilliroside in Rodenticide
  • Meatherall R, Confirmation of Keto-Opioids in Urine by GC/MS
  • Brady B, Automated Analysis of Controlled Drugs in Biological Samples
  • Kala M, Thin-Layer Chromatography Screening of Amphetamine, Opiates and Cannabinoids Using Fluorescence and Colormetric Detection
  • Takaichi K, Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Diazepam from Whole Blood Using Fillers

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