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In new era, cannabis testing a mixed bag

January 2017—Extended cruises down the rivers of Europe and life without alarm clocks might figure in a vision of retirement for some people, but don’t include toxicology expert Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD, in that contingent, at least for now.

Painstaking process of drug monitoring

August 2016—As optimists like to point out (in their annoying way), showing up is half the battle. But it’s still only half, as other, equally clear-eyed folks might point out. That leaves plenty to do. And in drug testing for chronic pain management, the work facing laboratories may seem like even more than 50 percent.

Poisoning, overdose: Better technology, workflow improve patient odds

July 2016—As pronouncements by fictional detectives go, one of the most famous is Sherlock Holmes’ declaration to Dr. Watson: “When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Unfortunately, Holmes’ advice is no practical rule of thumb for solving the real-world mysteries of patient poisoning or overdose, because the possibilities are often so vast.

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