Chapter 3: Opioids

This chapter includes the interactive presentation which covers the following subtopics linked to opioids: historical uses, structures, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and metabolites in biological fluids. A case from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) highlights the Drug Recognition Expert Rolling logs and toxicologist report when evaluating opiates, specifically fentanyl.

The podcast is a combination of current news and practical challenges on the topic of opioids in forensic science, in addition to highlights from a CanLII case where this class of drugs played an integral role.


Interactive Presentation

Please use the navigation arrows located at the bottom centre of the presentation window to move through the 70 slides in this interactive presentation.

There are also 9 questions throughout the presentation, which you will receive immediate feedback on and can retry multiple times.


Slides: Module I Ch 3 Opioids



This podcast episode [15:26] highlights the opioid crisis in the news, alongside a forensic case on fentanyl.

Click on the image below to open a new window and listen to this podcast episode on Spreaker!fentanyl podcast episode

Audio Transcript

Clicking the link below will open the audio transcript for this podcast episode in a new window. You will then have the option to download the pdf file if you choose to.

Chapter 3: Fentanyl – TRANSCRIPT


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