Drugs in Bone and Bone Marrow

  • Olaf H. Drummer
Part of the Forensic Science And Medicine book series (FSM)


Bone and bone marrow are specimens recently investigated as a matrix for drug testing. Following extraction by soaking bone in organic solvent, routine drug assays may be utilized to measure compounds. Antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and illicit drugs such as cocaine have been reported in bone.

Key Words

Drugs bone bone marrow skeletonized remains teeth analysis 


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