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Drug Chemistry

Scientists in Drug Chemistry perform the analysis of evidence from criminal investigations such as drug possession, poisonings, and clandestine laboratories. State-of-the-art instrumental techniques such as infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry are used to analyze items of evidence.

The majority of cases involve the identification methamphetamine, followed by cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

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