In episode ten of our Drugs Season, Just Science visits Atlanta for the 45th Annual ASCLD symposium to talk with the Orange County, California Laboratory Director, and chair of the ASCLD Opioid Taskforce Committee, Bruce Houlihan. Listen along as John and Bruce tackle the nation’s most complex drug war front on the topic of seized drugs in labs, and why post-mortem findings, research, and collaborations are hot topics around today’s changing landscape for laboratory safety.
This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].
Mr. Houlihan is the chair of the ASCLD Opioid Task Force committee, and serves as director of the Orange County Crime Laboratory in Orange County, California. The Opioid Task Force is a consortium of U.S. crime laboratory directors, with representatives from forensic organizations such as the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, U.S. federal agencies, private toxicological laboratories, and academic institutions.