Dr. Allison Muller is a board-certified toxicologist and registered pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in the field of clinical toxicology.
After a nearly 20-year career leading the poison control center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which included consulting on toxicology cases from 21 counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware, Dr. Muller is presently an independent consultant specializing in providing expert witness testimony on cases involving medications, alcohol, chemicals and environmental toxins.
She is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a founding section editor for The Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Listen in as Kelly Campbell and Allison Muller chat about these points
- How Allison became a toxicologist and now also a small business owner.
- How she became interested in doing expert witness work
- Some examples of legal cases and also the expertise of a toxicologist
- Pitfalls that LNCs should be aware of when looking at drug testing results
- False positives and how these can happen also what are the most common false positives on a drug screen
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Dr. Muller is presently an independent consultant specializing in providing expert witness testimony on cases involving medications, alcohol, chemicals, and environmental toxins. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a founding Section Editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing.