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Drug Characterization/Impurity Profiling

Background and Concepts - Manual for Use by National Law Enforcement Authorities and Drug Testing Laboratories

  • Author: UNODC
  • Publication date: August 2001
  • Page count: 20
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.XI.10

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Characterization/impurity profiling studies can help to answer a wide variety of questions ranging from dealer-user relationships, drug source, distribution networks, and trafficking routes to manufacturing methods and precursors used. This manual provides an introduction to the concept and operational value of characterization/profiling and its limitations. It will be very helpful to law enforcement and laboratory personnel intending to set up operational programmes.