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Concordance between self-reported drug use and findings in hair about cocaine and heroin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9042708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have presented the results concerning 135 judicial expert opinion over a 3-year period. We have compared the measured levels in hair of 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) and of cocaine with the habitual use declared by the consumers. This allows us to propose three levels (low, medium, high) of consumption in relation to the level of the 6-AM marker found in hair for the consumption of heroin, and the level of cocaine as a marker for the cocaine intake.
G Pépin; Y Gaillard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-28     Completed Date:  1997-03-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire d'Expertises Toxlab, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / analysis
Cocaine / analysis*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry / methods
Hair / chemistry*
Heroin / analysis*
Morphine Derivatives / analysis
Narcotics / analysis*
Self Disclosure
Substance Abuse Detection / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Morphine Derivatives; 0/Narcotics; 2784-73-8/6-O-monoacetylmorphine; 50-36-2/Cocaine; 561-27-3/Heroin

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