Entries by Susan Mattano

Request for Toxicology Expertise

Hello RTC members,The following request for toxicology expertise was sent to the website. Please contact Robert directly if interested. Thank you, Sue Mattano.Hello,I would like to enquire about your toxicology services. We have an ongoing situation where multiple people in multiple residences have become ill at the same time showing similar symptoms. We have been working with the NHS to try and deduce the cause without success. I am trying to find a private forensic toxicologist who can help investigate objects that seem to be contaminated along with the people affected to discern exactly what this toxin is. It has had an severe impact on our living conditions and resulted in us relocating several times so would appreciate any help with this.I do suspect an old family friend of being responsible with some kind of poisoning attack on me and my family. There was a very strong motive for this and he has insinuated the attack in the past. We have reported this to the police although they need substantial evidence to move it forward.Kind Regards,Robert Lyall07766 973012tr808606@icloud.com
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Request for Toxicology Expertise

Hello RTC Members, The request below was sent to the RTC website. Please contact Daniel directly by email if you are interested in this project. Thanks, Sue Mattano. Name:Daniel OKeefeEmail:daniel.okeefe@renpharm.comMessage:Hello,I represent a pharmaceutical contract development & manufacturing organization located in New Jersey. We are currently looking to find a tox consultant/team to support initial tox assessments of molecules being introduced to our facility, in addition to providing categorization and handling guidance.Thank you,Dan 
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Request for Toxicology Expertise

Hello RTC Members,

The request below was sent to the RTC website. Please contact Daniel directly by email if you are interested in this project.

Thanks, Sue Mattano.

Name: Daniel OKeefe
Email: daniel.okeefe@renpharm.com
Message:
Hello,
I represent a pharmaceutical contract development & manufacturing organization located in New Jersey. We are currently looking to find a tox consultant/team to support initial tox assessments of molecules being introduced to our facility, in addition to providing categorization and handling guidance.
Thank you,
Dan ...

 

Request for Toxicology Expertise

Dear RTC Members,

Please see the request below for toxicology expertise that was sent to the Website and contact Kasey directly if you may be able to help her.

Thank you, Sue Mattano

Name: Kasey Ballard
Email: kcballard828@gmail.com
Message: Hello, I'm a 27 year old mom to a 4 year old daughter and am currently 32 weeks pregnant with another girl. I am on methadone and usually take one weekly random observed urine but due to my situation explained below I requested 2 urine drug screens a week (monday and friday) that are sent to a lab and come back solely for methadone. I also take a bi-weekly urine screen at my OB that gets a dip and also sent to a lab that comes back solely for methadone also. I have a social services case open due to domestic violence, January 5, 2021 my 4 year old was placed in foster care. May 27, 2021 she was placed with my grandma. I provided all urine screens to social services and completed all my required classes and attended all visits and have completed my case plan. I now spend 3-5 hours a day with my daughter at my grandmas trying to rebuild our bond in the only way I am allowed. This test explained below keeps any progression from happening even though I'm done with my case plan.
April 16, 2021 I gave a hair follicle as "standard procedure" and passed. I had no concerns in taking it and gave it willingly, expecting a clean result.
June 22, 2021 I was given a second hair follicle and methamphetamine was found at a level of 726 pg\mg. This was an unexpected result and I demanded a retest immediately. July 13,2021 after a court order from my request I did my 3rd hair screen and the methamphetamine level showed a raise to over 1100 pg\mg. I had earned unsupervised visits with my daughter in May 2021 and immediately lost them due to these results. When I started methadone treatment in January 2016 I requested weekly, random observed urine screens and have never failed for methamphetamine there. My unborn child will test clean at birth and my weekly urines from 2 different labs continue to be clean. I've also used a 3rd lab for 2 urines the department paid for and they were clean as well(urine and hair taken on the same day)
My daughter cannot come home until the methamphetamine issue is solved. How is it getting there? Why are the levels rising? Can exposure cause these levels? Is my rental home causing exposure? Can sex with a male who uses cause these numbers? Are my prescriptions responsible(lovenox and methadone)?
I am 1 million percent sure I am not using or around anyone while they are using meth(although physical contact happens with someone who uses).
I am terrified my unborn child will be taken from me for these hair tests( even though her meconium, urine and stool will be clean) my 4 year old cannot come home without an explanation or absent levels. I'm begging for a toxicologist to assist in finding an explanation for this result. Social services plans to send me to two seperate labs this week (September 7, 2021) and I know I should be passing but I'm afraid I won't and I don't know why. Is there any way for anyone here to assist me in this situation? If I can't figure it out, my children's lives will be ruined for a lab error \ outside source exposure that I am unaware of.
Thank you for taking the time to hear me out and I hope to hear from you soon.

Full access to my records would be given and I would be willing to do any and all tests on baby \ hair \ urine \ blood \ breast milk(milk is present already) or his semen \ sweat.

Kasey Ballard
kcballard828@gmail.com
828-774-9551...

 

Request for Toxicology Expertise

Dear RTC Members,

Please see the request below for toxicology expertise that was sent to the Website and contact Kasey directly if you may be able to help her.

Thank you, Sue Mattano

Name: Kasey Ballard
Email: kcballard828@gmail.com
Message: Hello, I'm a 27 year old mom to a 4 year old daughter and am currently 32 weeks pregnant with another girl. I am on methadone and usually take one weekly random observed urine but due to my situation explained below I requested 2 urine drug screens a week (monday and friday) that are sent to a lab and come back solely for methadone. I also take a bi-weekly urine screen at my OB that gets a dip and also sent to a lab that comes back solely for methadone also. I have a social services case open due to domestic violence, January 5, 2021 my 4 year old was placed in foster care. May 27, 2021 she was placed with my grandma. I provided all urine screens to social services and completed all my required classes and attended all visits and have completed my case plan. I now spend 3-5 hours a day with my daughter at my grandmas trying to rebuild our bond in the only way I am allowed. This test explained below keeps any progression from happening even though I'm done with my case plan.
April 16, 2021 I gave a hair follicle as "standard procedure" and passed. I had no concerns in taking it and gave it willingly, expecting a clean result.
June 22, 2021 I was given a second hair follicle and methamphetamine was found at a level of 726 pgmg. This was an unexpected result and I demanded a retest immediately. July 13,2021 after a court order from my request I did my 3rd hair screen and the methamphetamine level showed a raise to over 1100 pgmg. I had earned unsupervised visits with my daughter in May 2021 and immediately lost them due to these results. When I started methadone treatment in January 2016 I requested weekly, random observed urine screens and have never failed for methamphetamine there. My unborn child will test clean at birth and my weekly urines from 2 different labs continue to be clean. I've also used a 3rd lab for 2 urines the department paid for and they were clean as well(urine and hair taken on the same day)
My daughter cannot come home until the methamphetamine issue is solved. How is it getting there? Why are the levels rising? Can exposure cause these levels? Is my rental home causing exposure? Can sex with a male who uses cause these numbers? Are my prescriptions responsible(lovenox and methadone)?
I am 1 million percent sure I am not using or around anyone while they are using meth(although physical contact happens with someone who uses).
I am terrified my unborn child will be taken from me for these hair tests( even though her meconium, urine and stool will be clean) my 4 year old cannot come home without an explanation or absent levels. I'm begging for a toxicologist to assist in finding an explanation for this result. Social services plans to send me to two seperate labs this week (September 7, 2021) and I know I should be passing but I'm afraid I won't and I don't know why. Is there any way for anyone here to assist me in this situation? If I can't figure it out, my children's lives will be ruined for a lab error outside source exposure that I am unaware of.
Thank you for taking the time to hear me out and I hope to hear from you soon.

Full access to my records would be given and I would be willing to do any and all tests on baby hair urine blood breast milk(milk is present already) or his semen sweat.

Kasey Ballard
kcballard828@gmail.com
828-774-9551...

 

Request for Toxicology Expertise

Dear RTC Members,

Please see the request below for toxicology expertise that was sent to the website and respond directly to Bruce if interested.

Thanks, Sue Mattano

Name: Bruce N Jacobs
Email: brucejacobs@aol.com
Message: Hello,
I am trying to find a toxicologist who can assist me in trying to ascertain if my neurology may be due as a result of exposure to polyester-based polyurethane. I am specifically referring to a recent recall of certain Philips Respironics CPAP machines that contained this compound in a sound-insulating material in some of their CPAP machines. I have been using the affected machines for over ten years and have other related symptoms such as coughing; congestion; headache; sneezing and other respiratory issues. I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Certain neuropathies have been eliminated, diabetic; vitamin deficiency; compression. I was told that my neuropathy could be due to exposure to various chemicals. So, I would like to know if such compounds as I mentioned earlier could cause neuropathy. I do not know which of your consultants I should turn to for this information and am looking for your guidance in this matter. Thank you very much, Bruce Jacobs...

 

Request for Toxicology Expertise

Dear RTC Members, please see the following request for toxicology expertise sent to the website and contact Zen directly if interested.

Thanks, Sue Mattano.

Name: zen Pawlak
Email: zen@cademuirpharmaservicesltd.com
Message: I found RTC on your website whilst looking for a toxicologist that might be able to help one of my clients where I am their Pharma QP.

Kl Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Irvine Scotland manufactures two products, a Magnesium sulfate paste and Kaolin Poultice. We require a toxicologist to review HBEL, PDE and MACO values for allowable limits of potential carry over between equipment for cleaning purposes and risk assessments. Although we have addressed this, the MHRA will always need a qualified person to review and advise. These topical products with no dosage regimes are decades old and have no issue safety profile over the years.

The Magnesium Sulfate paste contains glycerine, magnesium sulfate and Phenol (0.55% max). the Kaolin product contains Kaolin powder (an aluminium silicate mineral), boric acid (4%) peppermint oil, thymol and methyl salicylate and Glycerine.

The risk from these GSL products used for decade is negligible but they are licenced and are subject to GMP guidelines

Can you help?

Zen Pawlak
01721724426
07769681888

KL Pharmnaceutical ltd 01294215951

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Request for Referral

Dear RTC Members,

The request below was sent to the RTC website. Please contact John directly if you have a suggestion for him.

Best regards, Sue Mattano
RTC Secretary

Name: John M Pillin Jr
Email: jmpollin02@yahoi.com
Message: Dear Tox, I am seeking a local toxicologist to screen me for NDMA contamination, I am in Lynn MA and have access to Boston MA area labs, Can someone please call me with a referral, Thx JMP2...

 

Consultant Recommendation: Drug Interaction Studies?

Hello everyone,

A client of mine is looking for a recommendation for a consultant to help interpret in vitro and in vivo drug interaction studies and help with product labeling recommendations. Preferably someone with a clinical background. If you have a recommendation, you can reply here or email me at suemattano@icloud.com.

Many thanks, Sue Mattano...

 

Request for Toxicology Expertise

Dear RTC Members,
The following request for toxicology expertise was posted to the website. If you are interested, please reply directly to Lucy Fraiser at the email below.

Thank you, Sue Mattano
RTC Secretary

Name: Lucy Fraiser
Email: lucy@lucyfraiser-toxicology.com
Message: I am looking for a toxicologist with experience preparing PMNs (premanufacture notifications) under TSCA. I would like to recommend someone to my client.
Thanks
Lucy...