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Tormey, William P (2015) Newspaper reports from the Coroners Court in Ireland are used to reveal the potential complexity and need for reform in forensic toxicology and medicine services. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine , 32 , pp. 47-52.

Newspapers devote regular space to inquests in the public interest. Accuracy in determining the causes of death is important for public health. Expert opinion features prominently in press reports and is an important channel of public education. How expert are the experts and how complex are apparently simple cases? Toxicology cases involving cannabis and stroke, 'junk food' diet, unexplained sudden death, potential drug interactions, allergy during caesarean section, and ecstacy-type drugs are used to illustrate the complexities. A template for reform is suggested to reform the Coroners Laws in Ireland to recognise the complexity of forensic toxicology and medicine.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
2015
Page Range
pp. 47-52
Publisher
Elsevier Science
Volume
32
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