The Drug Expert: A Practical Guide to the Impact of Drug Use in Legal Proceedings targets academic and industry pharmacologists, pharmacology graduate students, and professionals and students of affiliated disciplines, such as pharmacy and toxicology. Users will find it to be an invaluable reference for those involved in the field. In addition, pharmacists and others who increasingly serve as expert witnesses and toxicologists will find an array of very useful information.
- Focuses on important topics for the consulting pharmacologist, including prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs and their effects on criminal and civil proceedings
- Details the "how-to aspects of being an expert witness in pharmacology by presenting real-life cases and effective tips and experiences
- Includes several appendices, such as a sample letter of engagement and fee schedule, a litigation report, a consulting invoice and valuable resources
1. Over-The-Counter Medicine and A Parent's Worst Nightmare 2. Willie the Drug Dealer and Federal Drug Sentencing Guidelines 3. Alcohol Neurotoxicity: The Socially-Acceptable Suicide 4. Traveling with Tramadol and a Big Loss for a Small Town 5. Hairs of the Innocent: Marijuana Use and Child Custody 6. Marfan's Syndrome and Morphine: Burned and Dead by Dawn 7. The High Life of a Witness: Here Comes the Judge 8. Sedating the Elderly and the Changing of Wills 9. A Drug by Any Other Name: Designer Drugs and MDMA 10. Knife-Fight at the OK Corral: What Friends are For 11. Hospital Drug Administration and a Pharmacologically Coerced Confession 12. When to Stop Serving: A Dram Shop Case 13. Epilepsy Treatment and Million-Dollar Embezzlement 14. Sleep Medicine and a Case of Pedophilic Pharmacology 15. Pain Patch Mis-Manufacture: What a Way to Go 16. Death of a Native American: The Pharmacology of Firewater 17. Chemofog and the Cancer Brain: Whatever Doesn't Kill You Makes you Crazy 18. Second-Hand Methamphetamine: Wrong Place at the Wrong Time 19. Cancer Pain Pharmacology: Wrongful Death by Rightful Treatment 20. The Doctor Made Me Do It: Used as Prescribed and Death on the Highway App A-D (sample reports, invoices, engagement & fee schedule, etc.)
Craig Stevens is a professor of Pharmacology at Oklahoma State University and has co-authored the Brenner and Steven's Pharmacology textbook since its very first edition in 2000. He has also edited Methods for the Discovery and Characterization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (Springer Protocols, July 2011) and has just finished working on a new book for the S&T Pharmacology list called Drug Expert which is a guide for pharmacologists and the lawyers that hire them. Dr. Stevens maintains a second career as an expert witness in Pharmacology and has consulted with lawyers on over 30 cases in both criminal and civil proceedings.