The fields of medicine and the biological sciences are full of some really bright people. Then there are guys like Robert Ferrante. Convicted of killing his wife by poisoning her…read more →
Welcome to the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology.
So this probably exceedingly polite and mild-mannered Japanese lady admitted to poisoning and killing her husband because she “was treated poorly compared with another women he used to date.” But…read more →
There is something bizarrely fascinating about watching someone poisoning themselves. Like a slow-motion train wreck. Or a dumpster fire. You just know that there will be a bad outcome but you…read more →
So I guess that the hot new high is snorting gourmet chocolate powder. It’s called Coco Loko because, well, just because. I guess this is for people that want to…read more →
An article in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society describes the successful use in monkeys of an actual vaccine for heroin! The researchers (from…read more →
This is one of my favorite toxicology tricks and tidbits – I’ve actually witnessed this several times over the years. Drink some antifreeze and your urine may glow a weird…read more →
Another hysterical spider-bite story. Apparently, a British guy stepped on a spider while walking in some grass – where all the spiders live – and immediately felt severe pain. His…read more →