Bruce Goldberger, Ph.D.

Bruce A Goldberger, Ph.D.

1-352-733-0111

Publications

Toxicological Analysis of Fluorofentanyl Isomers in Postmortem Blood.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2022

Letter to the Editor (RE: Polles et al).
Journal of addiction medicine
2022

Online surveillance of novel psychoactive substances (NPS): Monitoring Reddit discussions as a predictor of increased NPS-related exposures.
The International journal on drug policy
2021

Eutylone Intoxications-An Emerging Synthetic Stimulant in Forensic Investigations.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2021

Notes from the Field: Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths with Fentanyl or Fentanyl Analogs Detected - 28 States and the District of Columbia, July 2016-December 2018.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
2020

Introducing NIDA's New National Drug Early Warning System.
Drug and alcohol dependence
2020

Detection of Chemical Weapon Nerve Agents in Bone by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2020

Case Report: Synthetic Cannabinoid Deaths in State of Florida Prisoners.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2020

Carfentanil Outbreak - Florida, 2016-2017.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
2020

The Opioid Epidemic: Moving Toward an Integrated, Holistic Analytical Response.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2019

The Fentanyl Epidemic and Evolution of Fentanyl Analogs in the United States and the European Union.
Clinical chemistry
2019

Overlapping prescriptions of opioids, benzodiazepines, and carisoprodol: "Holy Trinity" prescribing in the state of Florida.
Drug and alcohol dependence
2019

Methodological Complexities in Quantifying Rates of Fatal Opioid-Related Overdose.
Current epidemiology reports
2019

Analysis of Acetyl Fentanyl in Postmortem Specimens by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS): Method Validation and Case Report.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2019

Improved Clinical Sensitivity of a Reflexive Algorithm to Minimize False-Negative Test Results by a Urine Benzodiazepine Immunoassay Screen.
The journal of applied laboratory medicine
2018

Trends in Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program registration and utilization: Implications for increasing voluntary use.
Journal of opioid management
2017

Supply-Side Disruption in Cocaine Production Associated With Cocaine-Related Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in the United States.
American journal of public health
2017

Fatal poisonings involving propoxyphene before and after voluntary withdrawal from the United States' market: An analysis from the state of Florida.
Forensic science international
2017

Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 - 10 States, July-December 2016.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
2017

The Psychoactive Designer Drug and Bath Salt Constituent MDPV Causes Widespread Disruption of Brain Functional Connectivity.
Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2016

Prescription and Illicit Opioid Deaths and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Florida.
American journal of public health
2016

Manners of Death in Drug-Related Fatalities in Florida.
Journal of forensic sciences
2016

Increases in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths - Florida and Ohio, 2013-2015.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
2016

Illicit Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Florida: Toxicological Findings.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2016

Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) enhances lipopolysaccharide-stimulated tissue factor in human monocytes and monocyte-derived microvesicles.
Journal of inflammation (London, England)
2015

Urine Spiking in a Pain Medicine Clinic: An Attempt to Simulate Adherence.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)
2015

Quantitation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in serum and plasma by LCMS/MS.
Bioanalysis
2015

Ethylone-Related Deaths: Toxicological Findings.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2015

Concerning the Sixth Edition of Garriott's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2015

Choosing the right laboratory: a review of clinical and forensic toxicology services for urine drug testing in pain management.
Journal of opioid management
2015

Abrupt decline in oxycodone-caused mortality after implementation of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Drug and alcohol dependence
2015

Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol treatment during human monocyte differentiation reduces macrophage susceptibility to HIV-1 infection.
Journal of neuroimmune pharmacology : the official journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
2014

Trends in licit and illicit drug-related deaths in Florida from 2001 to 2012.
Forensic science international
2014

Prevalence of drug and alcohol use in urban Afghanistan: epidemiological data from the Afghanistan National Urban Drug Use Study (ANUDUS).
The Lancet. Global health
2014

Concordance between self-reported substance use and toxicology among HIV-infected and uninfected at risk youth.
Drug and alcohol dependence
2014

Uniform standards and case definitions for classifying opioid-related deaths: recommendations by a SAMHSA consensus panel.
Journal of addictive diseases
2013

Invalidation of a commercially available human 5α-dihydrotestosterone immunoassay.
Steroids
2013

Evaluating the Urine Matrix Effects in Lc-Ms/Ms Analysis Following Filtration for Pain Management Compounds
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
2013

The mirage of impairing drug concentration thresholds: a rationale for zero tolerance per se driving under the influence of drugs laws.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2012

Psychoactive "bath salts" intoxication with methylenedioxypyrovalerone.
The American journal of medicine
2012

A Two-Year Longitudinal Case Study of Afghan Children Exposed To Second and Third-Hand Opium Smoke
Biological Psychiatry
2012

Second- and Third-Hand Opium Exposure in the Women and Children of Afghanistan
Biological Psychiatry
2011

Respiratory exposure to ethanol vapor during use of hand sanitizers: is it significant?
Journal of analytical toxicology
2011

Measurement of ethanol in gaseous breath using a miniature gas chromatograph.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2011

Ethyl glucuronide, ethyl sulfate, and ethanol in urine after sustained exposure to an ethanol-based hand sanitizer.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2011

Ethyl glucuronide, ethyl sulfate, and ethanol in urine after intensive exposure to high ethanol content mouthwash.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2011

5-HTTLPR genotype and associations with intoxication and intention to drive: results from a field study of bar patrons.
Addiction biology
2011

"Bath salts" intoxication.
The New England journal of medicine
2011

Second-hand and third-hand drug exposures in the operating room: a factor in anesthesiologists' dependency on fentanyl.
Journal of addictive diseases
2010

Quantitation of oxycodone in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
2010

Quantitation of opioids in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
2010

Quantitation of fentanyl in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
2010

Quantitation of benzodiazepines in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
2010

Event-level analyses of energy drink consumption and alcohol intoxication in bar patrons.
Addictive behaviors
2010

Unintentional Deaths Involving Prescription Opioids in the State of Florida
Biological Psychiatry
2009

Unexpected urine drug testing results in a hospice patient on high-dose morphine therapy.
Clinical chemistry
2009

Prescription opioids and overdose deaths.
JAMA
2009

Forensic Review of Methadone-Related Decedents in Gainesville, Florida
Substance Abuse
2009

Event-specific analyses of poly-drug abuse and concomitant risk behavior in a college bar district in Florida.
Journal of American college health : J of ACH
2009

Alcohol price and intoxication in college bars.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
2009

A field study of bar-sponsored drink specials and their associations with patron intoxication.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs
2009

A Field Study of Bar-Sponsored Drink Specials and Their Associations With Patron Intoxication
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
2009

'False-positive' and 'false-negative' test results in clinical urine drug testing.
Bioanalysis
2009

Rapid detection of opioids in vitreous humor by enzyme immunoassay.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2008

President's editorial--fostering advancements in forensic science.
Journal of forensic sciences
2008

Methadone- and heroin-related deaths in Florida.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
2008

Fentanyl and propofol exposure in the operating room: sensitization hypotheses and further data.
Journal of addictive diseases
2008

Failure of amoxicillin to produce false-positive urine screens for cocaine metabolite.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2008

Comparison between self-report and hair analysis of illicit drug use in a community sample of middle-aged men.
Addictive behaviors
2008

Caffeine content of brewed teas.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2008

Speed, cocaine, and other psychostimulants death rates.
The American journal of cardiology
2007

A marked increase in cocaine-related deaths in the State of Florida: precursor to an epidemic?
Journal of addictive diseases
2007

Second-hand exposure to aerosolized intravenous anesthetics propofol and fentanyl may cause sensitization and subsequent opiate addiction among anesthesiologists and surgeons.
Medical hypotheses
2006

Physicians and drug screening.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
2006

Diminished nicotine withdrawal in adolescent rats: implications for vulnerability to addiction.
Psychopharmacology
2006

Caffeine content of energy drinks, carbonated sodas, and other beverages.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2006

Caffeine content of decaffeinated coffee.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2006

Fatal case of BOTOX-related anaphylaxis?
Journal of forensic sciences
2005

Forensic science in the dock.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
2004

Effects of sustained gamma-hydroxybutyrate treatments on spontaneous and evoked firing activity of locus coeruleus norepinephrine neurons.
Biological psychiatry
2004

Putting an Ecstasy test kit to the test: harm reduction or harm induction?
Pharmacotherapy
2003

Caffeine content of specialty coffees.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2003

Forensic toxicology: web resources.
Toxicology
2002

Rapid detection of benzoylecgonine in vitreous humor by enzyme immunoassay.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2001

Detection of cocaine and its metabolites in breast milk.
Journal of forensic sciences
2001

Alternative specimens for workplace drug testing.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2001

The disposition of cocaine and opiate analytes in hair and fingernails of humans following cocaine and codeine administration.
Journal of analytical toxicology
2000

Modification of screening immunoassays to detect sub-threshold concentrations of cocaine, cannabinoids, and opiates in urine: use for detecting maternal and neonatal drug exposures.
Annals of clinical and laboratory science
2000

Effect of oral creatine supplementation on random urine creatinine, pH, and specific gravity measurements.
Clinical chemistry
2000

Monitoring cocaine use in substance-abuse-treatment patients by sweat and urine testing.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1999

Analysis of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1999

Recreational drugs. Current trends in the 90s.
Clinics in laboratory medicine
1998

Occurrence of cocaine in urine of substance-abuse treatment patients.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1998

Identification of cocaine analytes in fingernail and toenail specimens.
Journal of forensic sciences
1998

Detection of methadone, methadone metabolites, and other illicit drugs of abuse in hair of methadone-treatment subjects.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1998

Rapid liquid-liquid extraction of cocaine from urine for gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis.
Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications
1997

Identification of unique cocaine metabolites and smoking by-products in postmortem blood and urine specimens.
Journal of forensic sciences
1997

Detection of cocaine and its metabolites in amniotic fluid and umbilical cord tissue.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1997

Commonly Practiced Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Forensic Urine Drug-Testing Laboratories.
Forensic science review
1997

Automated on-line hydrolysis of benzodiazepines improves sensitivity of urine screening by a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay.
Clinical chemistry
1997

Unsuspected ethanol ingestion through soft drinks and flavored beverages.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1996

Intrasubject variation of creatinine and specific gravity measurements in consecutive urine specimens of heroin users.
Clinical chemistry
1995

Effect of glutaraldehyde (UrinAid) on detection of abused drugs in urine by immunoassay.
Clinical chemistry
1994

Disposition of heroin and its metabolites in heroin-related deaths.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1994

Confirmatory tests for drugs in the workplace by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Journal of chromatography. A
1994

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intranasal "snorted" heroin.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1993

Measurement of heroin and its metabolites by isotope-dilution electron-impact mass spectrometry.
Clinical chemistry
1993

Cholinesterase activity in postmortem blood as a screening test for organophosphate/chemical weapon exposure.
Journal of forensic sciences
1993

Distribution of isoniazid in an overdose death.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1992

Detection of cocaine and its metabolites in human amniotic fluid.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1992

Chloral hydrate overdose: trichloroethanol detection by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Forensic science international
1992

Bupropion and alcohol fatal intoxication: case report.
Forensic science international
1992

Two fatalities involving haloperidol.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1991

Testing human hair for drugs of abuse. III. Identification of heroin and 6-acetylmorphine as indicators of heroin use.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1991

Postnatal development of lamina III/IV nonpyramidal neurons in rabbit auditory cortex: quantitative and spatial analyses of Golgi-impregnated material.
The Journal of comparative neurology
1988

Neonatal deafening alters nonpyramidal dendrite orientation in auditory cortex: a computer microscope study in the rabbit.
The Journal of comparative neurology
1988

Evaluation of the coat-a-count radioimmunoassay for phencyclidine.
Clinical chemistry
1988

In vitro accuracy and precision studies comparing direct and delayed analysis of the ethanol content of vapor.
Journal of forensic sciences
1987

Fluorescence polarization immunoassay evaluated for screening for amphetamine and methamphetamine in urine.
Clinical chemistry
1987

Enzyme immunoassay method for comprehensive drug screening in micro-samples of urine.
Clinical chemistry
1987

Infrared quantitative evidential breath-alcohol analyzers: in vitro accuracy and precision studies.
Journal of forensic sciences
1986

A long-term field experience with breath ethanol collection employing silica gel.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1986

Urine cannabinoid analysis: an integrated multi-method approach.
Journal of analytical toxicology
1984

Research Interests

Dr. Goldberger studies in forensic toxicology have included the analysis of alcohol in breath and the measurement of therapeutic, abused and emerging drugs in biological tissues, including alternative matrices such as hair, nails and vitreous humor. Dr. Goldberger's most significant contribution to the field of forensic toxicology was the identification and measurement of heroin and its metabolites in hair and other fluids and tissues.