Are all drugs deposited in bone after death?

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While looking at the Natural History Museum I found that markers of illness/disease in the teeth and bones of an individual can tell something about their life, and taking a look at examples of infection crosswise over entire gatherings of individuals, anthropologists can find out about patterns in wellbeing, cleanliness, and professionally prescribed medications crosswise over time.

I happened across some researchers who had questions and answers and sharing with you.

Perhaps sadly, one of the easiest, yet, tragically things to tell about someone’s life from their skeleton is what diseases they had.

Can physician endorsed drugs be kept into bone tissues and can be identified after a person dies?

Are for the most part medicates saved in bone after death? After the demise, the circulatory framework seizes. The end result for substance compound coursing in a body? Is it true that they are stored in the bone or do they settle down on the bone surface?

I think the question needs to be reframed.  Whether u want to know which drugs get deposited in bones or whether drugs get deposited after death? The meaning of deposition should be understood first. Presence of drugs or any other foreign substance for that matter can be either due to the circulatory process as you said deposition -i.e.associated with calcification of the bone which is an antemortem process where it gets deeply ingrained into the bones the drugs cannot get deposited after death. If the drug at the moment of death(circulatory failure) were passing through vascular regions of the bone(bone marrow) ,they definitely would stay back, but in the very superficial plane of the bones in acute cases, u may find the drug or other foreign substances only in the vascular bone marrow and not in the ossified areas as seen in chronic cases.

Murali G Rao
added answer
Not all drugs can be deposited in bone, mainly heavy metals like lead can be, and can be detected from the bone after death. –

Heba A Yassa
Assiut University
Not all but heavy metal like As, Pb, Hg etc. can be found in bones after death and by knowing the amount of heavy metals time since death can be known.

Because it depends upon the dose of a drug that whether it is lethal or not, can be found in bones as well as other tissues and fluid of the body after death. There is much such technique if you read instrumentation related to forensic science, by which one can detect the metal type and where it gets deposited. So go through it.

Sandeep Kaur
Panjab University
Thanks, Alejandro ….. but if the drug took just before of death or person die because of Drug (narcotic) overdose in that case how we can evaluate?? that time, can bone help us??
Yes, drugs are deposited into bone tissues and can be detected. I actually worked on detect 3 opioids in the bone of rats after death by HPLC.

Thank God American Addiction Centers recognizes that all drugs are addictive and not just street drugs!

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), “addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry.  ASAM recognizes that addiction — whether involving alcohol, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, or over-the-counter drugs — is a disease. We approach every individual seeking treatment at an AAC facility as a whole person who is not only suffering from an illness but who also is full of unique strengths and potential. We realize that for many people, addiction is not their only struggle, and so we provide treatment for co-occurring mental illnesses and offer holistic care to address physical, spiritual, social, and occupational needs as well.”

How Can We Decrease The Opioid Epidemic?

It is the deadliest prescription medication overdose crisis or better stated, “emergency” in US history. In 2016 alone, prescription medication overdoses murdered a larger number of Americans than the whole Vietnam War and auto collisions, firearm brutality, and HIV/AIDS at any point did in a solitary year. Altogether, in excess of 170 individuals are assessed to die from overdoses each day in the US, and the greater part of the passings are connected to opioid and many other prescriptions medications without people even knowing they are becoming addicts.

Be that as it may, up until now, there’s been an absence of strategy activity to end the opioid pestilence. Quite a bit of what has been done has centered around decreasing the measure of prescription medicine painkillers out there, yet the most recent government information indicates solutions in 2015 were still three times what they were in 1999. Other avoidance endeavors have concentrated on preventing heroin and fentanyl from entering the US, yet they have so far neglected to make an imprint in the stream of these medications.

Our history is filled with policies that are fighting & boosting a drug war that is only making the situation worse with prescription drugs!  There are literally billions of people taking prescription medications not realizing that they can be added to the great list of addiction crisis we are dealing with.

Making medicinal cannabis legal will and can help with our crisis but then we must fight for cannabis to become a Schedule 2 controlled substance rather than Schedule 1.
“Schedule 1 (I) drugssubstances, or chemicals are defined by the federal government as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule 1 (I) drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Jan 23, 2015

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