The Toxpod

The Toxpod

Forensic Toxicology: It's a matter of half-life and death... Show More

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In our last episode of the season, we look at 5 recent publications in the field of toxicology.

  • Steuer, A. et al. Identification of new urinary gamma-hydroxybutyric acid markers applying untargeted metabolomics analysis following placebo-controlled administration to humans. (2019) Drug Testing and Analysis. 11 (6):813-823
  • Souza, R. et al. Validation of an analytical method for the determination of the main ayahuas... Read more

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  • October 1, 2019 35 min

    In this episode, we dive into the techniques, practices, and guidelines used in forensic toxicology for drug identification. Do we have the balance right?

    Some of the available identification guidelines:
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    September 24, 2019 29 min

    During his recent trip to the TIAFT2019 conference in Birmingham, England, Peter caught up with a few toxicologists to discuss some of their recent work.

    Barry Logan's group has published their findings on kratom

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    Peter is joined by toxicologists Sarah Wille (Belgium) and Luke Rodda (USA) to discuss how the field of toxicology is changing and where it will lead us. Recorded live at TIAFT2019 in Birmingham, England.

    Learn more about The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists at www.tiaft.org


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    September 10, 2019 33 min

    The world of scientific publishing is a mysterious place - even to many who publish regularly! How does reviewing work? What are predatory journals? Why should scientists write?

    We are joined by Professor Roger Byard (forensic pathologist, prolific writer, and editor-in-chief of Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology) as we peek behind the curtain of the publishing world.


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    September 3, 2019 33 min

    We are joined by Dimitri Gerostamoulos, Head of Forensic Science and Chief Toxicologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.


    Contact us at thetoxpod@sa.gov.au


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    August 27, 2019 23 min

    Peter gets up close and personal with some delegates at the FACTA conference in Adelaide.

    Find out more about FACTA at www.facta.org.au


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    TIAFT President Marc LeBeau joins The Toxpod for a special episode recorded live at the FACTA conference in Adelaide. We discuss some of the emerging risks in the field of toxicology.

    Find out more about FACTA at www.facta.org.au

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    In this episode, we look at 5 recent publications in the field of toxicology.

  • Oiestad, E. et al. Interpreting oral fluid drug results in prisoners: monitoring current drug intake and detection times for drugs self-administered prior to detention. (2019) Forensic Toxicology. 37 (1):59-74
  • Erne, R. et al. Hair Analysis: Contamination versus incorporation from the circulatory system - Investigations on single hair sam... Read more

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  • August 6, 2019 29 min

    We're back and we're looking to bust some myths in forensic toxicology. No conventional idea is safe!


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    The Toxpod is a production of Forensic Science SA and the South Australian Attorney General's Department. The opinions expressed by ... Read more

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    August 6, 2019 29 min

    We're back and we're looking to bust some myths in forensic toxicology. No conventional idea is safe!Contact us at thetoxpod@sa.gov.au The Toxpod is a production of Forensic Science SA and the South Australian Attorney General's Department. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employer. 

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    July 30, 2019 1 min

    Season 2 drops on August 7. 

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    In the final episode of season 1, we look at five recent publications in the field of toxicology.

  • Voelker, SE, et al. Semi-quantitative determination of designer steroids by high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection in the absence of reference material. (2018) Drug Test. Anal. 1-7
  • Moretti, M. A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of cocai... Read more

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  • January 2, 2019 23 min

    What is the place of investigative work in forensic toxicology? Should the forensic toxicologist take the same approach in every case? Or should they use their judgement to decide on the best approach for each unique case? Either way, there are a lot of complex issues that arise. Luckily, Tim has all the answers! (or at least some of the questions...)


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    December 26, 2018 27 min

    We discuss the advantages and the limitations of comprehensive drug detection methods, and the quest for a truly universal method.


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    December 19, 2018 27 min

    In this episode, Peter chats with Dr David McCutcheon of Royal Perth Hospital about the Western Australian Illicit Substance Evaluation (WISE) project.


    McCutcheon, D. et al. An early warning system for emerging drugs of concern in the emergency department: Protocol for the Western Australian Illicit Substance Evaluation (WISE) study. Emergency Medicine Australasia (2018) Read more

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    December 12, 2018 25 min

    In this episode, Tim sits down for a chat with renowned toxicologist Professor Heesun Chung CBE.


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    In this episode, we look at 5 recent publications in the field of toxicology.

  • Mogler, L. et al. Phase I metabolism of the recently emerged synthetic cannabinoid CUMYL-PEGACLONE and detection in human urine samples. (2018) Drug Test Anal. 10 (5):886-891
  • Grapp, M. et al. Systematic forensic toxicological analysis by liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry in serum and comparison... Read more

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  • November 28, 2018 30 min

    In this episode, we talk about the analysis of drugs in hair.

    The use of hair as a preferred sample for drug testing has grown in popularity over the last couple of decades. But so too has our understanding of its limitations. What can hair analysis tell us about a person's drug history?

    Special thanks to Michaela Kenneally and Marc Grabowski for appearing in this episode.


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    November 21, 2018 28 min

    In the very first episode of The Toxpod, we talk about drug degradation.

    Where do the drugs go? What do they do when they get there? And how do we find them again? All good questions...

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