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00005768-201011000-0002400005768_2010_42_2148_ng_toxicologist_11book-or-media-review< 25_0_6_0 >Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise©2010The American College of Sports MedicineVolume 42(11)November 2010p 2148Beating Drug Testing and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist's Perspective[SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS: Book Reviews]Ng, Valerie PhD, MD(Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA)ISBN: 978-1-60761-526-2. Edition: 1st. Author: Amitava Dasgupta, PhD. Specialties: Laboratory Technology, Laboratory Medicine, Toxicology. Publisher: Humana Press Inc. List Price: $199.00.DESCRIPTIONThis book covers all major issues concerning ways that people try to beat drug tests and defend positive test results. It focuses on urine adulterants and common but invalid defenses that are used when illicit substances are detected.PURPOSETo describe the major issues and problems encountered in drug testing.AUDIENCEToxicologists, medical laboratory scientists, pathologists, and human resources professionals.FEATURESThis is a deceptively small book (i.e., only 152 pages and 0.5 inch thick), yet it is packed with useful information. It begins with an overview of drug testing, moves to pharmacology of commonly abused illicit drugs and workplace drug testing, and then presents chapters on adulterants, three chapters on common but invalid excuses for positive illicit drug detection, and finally a chapter on true-positive drug detection due to prescription drug use. In each chapter, extensive references are cited so that readers can access additional information on topics that interest them. These references are sufficient, current, and pertinent.ASSESSMENTChapters are written in an accessible style. I was especially intrigued by the chapter about household chemicals and Internet-based products designed to beat urine drug tests. I recommend this text for anyone involved in or interested in workplace drug testing. Dr. Amitava Dasgupta is involved with the pre-employment drug testing at his own hospital, and he aptly shares his expertise as an internationally preeminent toxicologist.RATING: ★★★★Reviewed by:Valerie Ng, PhD, MD(Alameda County Medical Center,Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA)Beating Drug Testing and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist&apos;s PerspectiveNg, Valerie PhD, MDSPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS: Book Reviews1142
00005768-201011000-0002400005768_2010_42_2148_ng_toxicologist_11book-or-media-review< 25_0_6_0 >Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise©2010The American College of Sports MedicineVolume 42(11)November 2010p 2148Beating Drug Testing and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist's Perspective[SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS: Book Reviews]Ng, Valerie PhD, MD(Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA)ISBN: 978-1-60761-526-2. Edition: 1st. Author: Amitava Dasgupta, PhD. Specialties: Laboratory Technology, Laboratory Medicine, Toxicology. Publisher: Humana Press Inc. List Price: $199.00.DESCRIPTIONThis book covers all major issues concerning ways that people try to beat drug tests and defend positive test results. It focuses on urine adulterants and common but invalid defenses that are used when illicit substances are detected.PURPOSETo describe the major issues and problems encountered in drug testing.AUDIENCEToxicologists, medical laboratory scientists, pathologists, and human resources professionals.FEATURESThis is a deceptively small book (i.e., only 152 pages and 0.5 inch thick), yet it is packed with useful information. It begins with an overview of drug testing, moves to pharmacology of commonly abused illicit drugs and workplace drug testing, and then presents chapters on adulterants, three chapters on common but invalid excuses for positive illicit drug detection, and finally a chapter on true-positive drug detection due to prescription drug use. In each chapter, extensive references are cited so that readers can access additional information on topics that interest them. These references are sufficient, current, and pertinent.ASSESSMENTChapters are written in an accessible style. I was especially intrigued by the chapter about household chemicals and Internet-based products designed to beat urine drug tests. I recommend this text for anyone involved in or interested in workplace drug testing. Dr. Amitava Dasgupta is involved with the pre-employment drug testing at his own hospital, and he aptly shares his expertise as an internationally preeminent toxicologist.RATING: ★★★★Reviewed by:Valerie Ng, PhD, MD(Alameda County Medical Center,Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA) Beating Drug Testing and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist's Perspective