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Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons

This practical online resource provides you with the definitive source of analytical data for drugs and poisons. It is intended for use primarily by scientists who need to identify and quantify these substances in body fluids, tissue samples and pharmaceutical and industrial products.

44 sections cover all practice areas and analytical procedures used in toxicology, including drugs and alcohol in driving, drugs in sport, workplace drug testing and post-mortem toxicology.

Written by more than 40 international experts and boasting an editorial advisory board of over 45 world-renowned scientists, Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons is the complete online analytical toxicology reference.

How Clarke’s will help you

  • Immediate online access to valuable data on therapeutic drugs, drugs of abuse, pesticides and other substances
  • Provides you with a wealth of appropriate analytical methods for specific groups or individual drugs
  • Gives you practical guidance you can apply in drug development, in clinical cases and in forensic investigations
  • Acts as an invaluable teaching resource for students and staff


All the content is revalidated, revised, and updated on a regular basis

Who should use this resource?

  • Pharmaceutical analysts
  • Forensic and clinical toxicologists
  • Clinical pharmacologists
  • Clinical and forensic laboratories
  • Poison information centres
  • Pathologists
  • Hospital pharmacists

Key coverage includes:

  • Immunoassays, ultraviolet, visible and fluorescence spectrophotometry
  • Infra-red, near-infrared, Raman and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Thin-layer, gas and high performance liquid chromatography
  • Capillary electrophoresis

Additional information includes applications of analytical toxicology techniques in areas such as:

  • Hospital, forensic and post-mortem toxicology
  • Alcohol and drugs while driving
  • Workplace drug testing
  • Analysis of hair and saliva
  • Drug abuse in sport
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Poisoning by natural toxins
  • Volatile substance abuse
  • Pesticide poisoning
  • Poisoning by metals and anions

The work includes more than 2,110 monographs detailing physical properties, analytical methods, pharmacokinetic data, ultraviolet, infra-red and mass spectra, and therapeutic and toxicity data of drugs and poisons.

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