Is that percodan on your breath?  –

November 26, 2019  – Davis, along with Dr. Nicholas Kenyon at UC Davis Health and a team of researchers, developed a less-invasive way to monitor a patient’s drug use by collecting their breath in a small specialized machine. “We collect breath in a liquid format in this device and we chill it and then we collect it as a liquid and run it through a mass spectrometer to measure what’s in there,” Kenyon said.

What’s in there is a wealth of information that doctors, law enforcement, even patients and their family members could use. “A device like this could help tell if they’re taking the drugs like they’re supposed to,” Davis said.

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