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Drug Deaths Have Risen Sharply In England And Wales

Drug Deaths Have Risen Sharply In England And Wales

Official figures show that drug deaths have risen sharply in England and Wales, reaching record numbers last year. A total of 4,359 people died due to drug poisoning last year, this includes accidental overdoses and suicides from medicinal drugs, as well as...

Random Drug Testing For Love Island Contestants

Random Drug Testing For Love Island Contestants

So drug testing has hit the news again – this time it is random testing on contestants for the hit ITV show – Love Island. It has been widely reported that many of the 2019 Love Island contestants have now been ‘axed. This is after failing to...

4 Reasons To Carry Out Random Drug & Alcohol Testing In the Workplace

4 Reasons To Carry Out Random Drug & Alcohol Testing In the Workplace

4 Reasons To Carry Out Random Drug & Alcohol Testing In the Workplace Random drugs and alcohol testing is successfully carried out by Police forces worldwide and contributes to the overall safety of our roads and ...

Not All Testing Kits Are The Same

Not All Testing Kits Are The Same

Not All Testing Kits Are The Same. In every industry, choosing the right tools for the job and using them in the right manner, is the best way to ensure quality, efficiency and delivering the best results. It is no different when it comes to drug testing in the workplace, or any other environment...

Masking Agents/Adulteration

Masking Agents/Adulteration

During workplace drug testing and other kinds of drug testing, we often see donor’s trying to “beat the test”. They sometimes try and use someone else’s urine sample or attempt to adulterate the sample. You just have to Google the phrase “how to beat the drug test” to see what a large ...

ITS Blue Toilet Water Dye VS Blue Toilet Block Tablets (

ITS Blue Toilet Water Dye VS Blue Toilet Block Tablets ("Blue Loo")

The pro's and con's of how to safely dye toilet water, discouraging adulteration of urine samples of workplace drug testing with ITS Blue Toilet Water Dye. 'Why can't we just use blue toilet block tablets like Blue Loo?' In short the answer is...

New controls over prescription drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin following rising fatalities

New controls over prescription drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin following rising fatalities

Pregabalin and Gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs from April 2019 Prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances...

Breaking News *World's First Virtually Plastic Free Urine Drug Test Kit*

Breaking News *World's First Virtually Plastic Free Urine Drug Test Kit*

What is GreenCheck? EXCLUSIVE to ITS Test Kits - GreenCheck is an environmentally friendly urine drug test kit for the detection of drugs of abuse (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs and other ...

The two parts of a drug test

The two parts of a drug test

The two parts of a drug test should be performed in accordance with strict legal and workplace (where applicable) testing guidelines. In the UK we would usually use the EWDTS (European Workplace Drug Testing Society) guidelines. Always check for quality assurance and accreditations.

Testing for Alcohol

Testing for Alcohol

Testing for alcohol is relevant as alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the UK. Alcohol is unique in the fact that it is volatile enough to be detected on expired breath. Alcohol use can be detected and recorded in a number of ways including the detection of previous regular use via ...

Why test for Drugs and Alcohol?

Why test for Drugs and Alcohol?

So why test for Drugs and Alcohol? Testing is an integral part to any Drugs and Alcohol Policy. Without testing, there is no “tool” to prove or disprove whether a person is “under the influence” (as defined by the Policy). Smelling alcohol on a person’s breath is not sufficient. Drug and Alcohol awareness training will...

How Does Drug Testing Work?

How Does Drug Testing Work?

You might ask yourself, how does drug testing work, hopefully this article can answer the question for you. Most urine and oral fluid drug testing is usually broken down into two stages. The initial screening stage (qualifiable result) and the confirmation stage (quantifiable result)...