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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 from April 2019, the government announced on 15 October 2018. The move comes after experts highlighted rising numbers of fatalities linked to the drugs. The change means it will be illegal to possess pregabalin and gabapentin without a prescription and it will be illegal to supply or sell them to others.

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 medications). GreenCheck is produced out of paper, drastically reducing the use of non-recyclable raw material e.g. single use plastics. This innovative product is the World's first eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic multi drug testing cassettes and dip cards.

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 hair analysis.

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).

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.....

The World’s first Oral Fluid test with FDA (510k) clearance for 8 drugs

The World’s first Oral Fluid test with FDA (510k) clearance for 8 drugs

ITS are delighted and very proud to announce that our Premier Biotech OralTox drug Oral Fluid test is the first ever to gain FDA clearance for 8 drugs.

Winners: Environment/Low Carbon Award

Winners: Environment/Low Carbon Award

ITS are delighted after being announced the winners of the Environment/Low Carbon Award at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards.

Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2018

Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2018

Shortlisted as finalists for the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards. Its Test Kits's new product will reduce the amount of plastic in test kits.