Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Counterfeit Oxycodone Tablets in Indiana: Fentanyl and Carfentanil (May 2017)

In May 2017, the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) seized 970 "oxycodone" tablets that were colored light and dark blue. The laboratory analyzed the "oxycodone" tablets and identified them as counterfeit / illicitly manufactured. The lighter blue tablets were presumptively positive for fentanyl and the darker blue tablets were presumptively positive for carfentanil. Confirmatory analyses were not completed.

Chemical structures drawn by KGS (2017)

The detailed account of the seizure as well as pictures of the tablets can be found in the following web link to the DEA's website.

Fake RX in Indiana: Carfentanil and Fentanyl Found in Purported Oxycodone Pills

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Reddit AMA - American Chemical Society, October 2016

Hi folks. Here's a link to a Reddit AMA I did via the American Chemical Society in October 2016. Some interesting questions were asked. Some I could answer and some I couldn't answer. And even some I wouldn't answer. Give it a look.

Reddit AMA - Kevin Shanks, 10/2016

Also, give the AMA by Dr. Matt Hartings of American University a read as well. He covered kitchen chemistry and cooking. It's quite good.

Reddit AMA - Matt Hartings, 11/2016



Saturday, August 26, 2017

Under Construction

Hi folks.

This website/blog is under construction. Please bear with me as I update information and begin to use this as a non-pseudonym site as a way to promote chemistry and toxicology education. In the meantime, to the left you can check out some things I have written in the past.

If you'd like to speak about independent case review and consultation, court testimony, or educational opportunities, please see my bio, curriculum vitae, and my contact information to the side of this page as well.