In short – no. There are high quality devices/kits and there are low quality devices/kits. Like most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for. Despite claims of “highly accurate” etc and published figures, the quality of devices/kits available on the market varies massively. This is due to a number of reasons including:
The ITS range of high quality “Point of Care” drug test devices/kits are manufactured with quality and reliability at the fore front of the process. The ITS range of single and multi-panel CE marked, FDA 510(k) and CLIA waived drug test dips, cups and drug test kits, offer highly accurate, specific, sensitive and reliable point of care testing solutions. Drug test strips available include prescription and over the counter medications, illegal drugs and NPS’s (sometimes referred to as “legal highs”).
Charity Alcohol Change UK have announced Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW) 2019 will take place from 11-17 November. Are you / your workplace doing anything to support and promote Alcohol Awareness Week?
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.
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 illicit drug use.