Toxicology 101 for Attorneys (On-Demand)

$169.00

Attorneys can do their own investigation before considering a consult with a toxicology expert.   “Toxicology 101 for Attorneys” provides toxicology pearls for the non-toxicologist such as the effects of common street and prescription drugs on the body, toxicology testing (types of tests and their limitations), basic principles to evaluate cases related to drug impairment, and scenarios related to medication errors and adverse reactions. This two-hour session is suitable for attorneys working in the areas of personal injury, criminal, family, and pharmaceutical law.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Allison A. Muller, PharmD, D.ABAT, FAACT

General Credits

2

Course Description

Attorneys can do their own investigation before considering a consult with a toxicology expert.   “Toxicology 101 for Attorneys” provides toxicology pearls for the non-toxicologist such as the effects of common street and prescription drugs on the body, toxicology testing (types of tests and their limitations), basic principles to evaluate cases related to drug impairment, and scenarios related to medication errors and adverse reactions. This two-hour session is suitable for attorneys working in the areas of personal injury, criminal, family, and pharmaceutical law.

Principles

  • Identify common false positives and negatives when interpreting drug screen results.
  • Assess the utility of drug levels for commonly encountered street and legal drugs.
  • Scenarios surrounding medication misadventures leading to patient harm.
  • Some practical resources attorneys can consult for information on medications.

Syllabus

  1. Toxicology testing (drugs and alcohol), principles of toxicology for the attorney, effects of common street and prescription drugs
  2. Types of medication errors, tips on evaluating medical records (for defense and plaintiff cases), red flags that there may have been an adverse drug reaction, types of patients at higher risk for medication harm

Instructor

Allison A. Muller, PharmD, D.ABAT, FAACT

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