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February 1981

Drug Abuse Warning Network-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine 760 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024
Department of Pathology University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Davis, CA 95616
Department of Toxicology Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 2121 Adelbert Rd Cleveland, OH 44106
Department of Pathology University of Southern California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine Box 780 1200 N State St Los Angeles, CA 90033

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1981;38(2):233. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1981.01780270119021

In Reply.—  To respond specifically to questions raised by Dr Hinkley, if one or more drugs were reported to DAWN as a "mention," were tested in blood or urine in the laboratory, and were found to be present, the DAWN report of the case was considered to be verified. If one or more drugs were reported to DAWN, if the proper specimen was submitted to the laboratory, if appropriate analyses were performed, and the drug or drugs were not detected, the DAWN report was considered to be incorrect. If more than one drug were reported to DAWN, if proper specimens were submitted and tested, and if one or more of the reported drugs were both detected and not detected, the report was considered partially correct or partially incorrect.The laboratory tests used were deemed appropriate by expert analytical toxicologists. If specific laboratory tests or proper specimens were not available and the assay

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