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Opioids, the Science, and the Law: How High is Too High

Opioids, the Science, and the Law: How High is Too High

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Attorneys not only encounter opioids in every day news. Criminal attorneys hear of these drugs on a much too regular basis when it comes to impairment, fatalities, and street drug dealings. What pearls of science do attorneys need to know about these drugs? How do they work? How do they poison and take the lives of so many? Where do they fit into postmortem cases? Where is fentanyl found? How does naloxone work and when does it work and when does it not?

Learning Objectives

1. List 3 effects of opioids on the body

2. State two examples of unexpected sources of opioids

3. State one example of a drug that can intensify opioid toxicity

4. Explain pitfalls in interpreting drug screen results as they relate to opioids

5. List 2 reasons for the presence of morphine in the blood


Joseph Lesniak Esq., Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC

Dr. Allison A. Muller, PHARMD, D.ABAT, FAACT, Acri Muller Consulting, LLC

Non-Member Price: $150.00
Published Date:
  • November 19, 2020
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VJN51
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0