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This book readily fulfills its primary intent of being a practical, educational resource tool for the practicing forensic chemist. The text consists of the following eight sections: Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms, Classification of Scheduled Substances, Regulation of Controlled Substances, Excluded Substances, Excepted Substances, Drug Isomers and Derivatives, Techniques and Instrumentation for the Analysis of Drugs, and Controlled and Noncontrolled but Commonly Abused Substances. Approximately three fourths of the text is devoted to the last section, in which general structures, synonyms, pharmaceutical preparations, biochemistry, toxicology-pharmacology, and general comments are presented. This type of information is invaluable to a chemist who may have to identify an unknown compound, especially if it is not being used in U.S. pharmaceutical preparations.
Chief, Division of Toxicology, Department of Forensic Sciences, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC
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