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Preemptive Approach to Combatting and Characterizing Emerging Synthetic Opioids

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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how preemptive synthesis and characterization of potent psychoactive substances from the literature can aid forensic scientists in the identification of unknowns appearing in samples emerging from illicit markets.
  • Understand how gaps in pharmacological knowledge of old drugs can be exploited to find new emerging synthetic drugs.
  • Describe the strategies used by illicit suppliers to circumvent scheduling laws.

John Krstenansky, PhD, MBA, FRSC - Chair and Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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Law enforcement Opioids
Date Created: February 3, 2021