Dr. William Murrell: What to Do in Cases of Poisoning
Poisonous History

Dr. William Murrell: What to Do in Cases of Poisoning

In the toxicology world, and especially when poisons are involved, Spanish born Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila is the man.  He is essentially the Godfather of toxicology, and its medicolegal component,  and started us on the path towards detecting poisons in biological specimens.  And in the early 1800’s he wrote several important books on identifying and treating … Continue reading

Teen Arrested for Selling Abrin Online
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Teen Arrested for Selling Abrin Online

A Florida teen, 19-year-old Jesse William Korff, was arrested for allegedly selling one of the world’s most deadly poisons, abrin, to undercover federal agents.  Korff used the online Black Market Reloaded (BMR) to sell the deadly poison in exchange for relatively untraceable Bitcoins and cash.  The bust also revealed a pipe bomb and a methamphetamine lab. … Continue reading