Drugs expert witnesses are experienced in several different areas, as the term refers to substances in both a pharmaceutical or recreational context. Drug expert witnesses may therefore have a background in chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, psychology, addictive and mental health disorders, emergency medicine, forensic medicine, physiological science, addiction medicine, law enforcement, drug regulation, rehabilitation counseling and psychology, or other areas related to drugs and drug-related treatment.
Before drugs are manufactured and marketed by the pharmaceutical industry, they must undergo laboratory testing and other facets of drug research and development. Drugs expert witnesses may also be asked to provide an expert opinion for a case involving patent litigation, as intellectual property, patent analysis, copyright infringement, and other issues brought about by patent law may be the center of a drug-related case.
Whether it is related to pharmacology medicine or recreational drugs, drug abuse may become the subject of a lawsuit. Drug expert witnesses may be asked to comment on the possibility of medical malpractice regarding the proper treatment of a patient in a rehabilitation center. Substance abuse and withdrawal from drugs may be treated with psychotherapy and other forms of care in relation to mental health. Emergency medicine may also be relevant in drug-related cases, as drug overdoses require immediate medical care.
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