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Some companies have concentrated on just one of these technologies, so that’s all they will offer. Many may try and sell their system where its use is not appropriate or indeed required. Other suppliers may just push the “most profitable” items or the systems that they must sell a minimum number of each month as part of a contract. Laboratories may often not wish to offer point of care/instant screening devices as it can reduce their income. ITS is an independent company and therefore offer impartial advice. We are experts in all areas of testing, therefore we can inform you truthfully and authoritatively which product is right for your application. To decide what method is best suited to your testing programme, you must first consider the “window of detection”. This is basically from when a drug is detectable and the length of time that drugs remain detectable (over the cut-off limit). This varies dependant on the sample media type that you are testing. The tables below are intended to give a rough guide of this “window”.
Police Scotland say 185 drivers failed roadside drug tests during their festive campaign. For the 1st time officers were able to test for drugs at the roadside. Drug tests for cannabis & cocaine resulted in 185 positive results from 480 drivers stopped. Almost 600 motorists breathalysed between 1 Dec-2 Jan were under the influence of drink/drugs. A total of 8687 drivers were stopped over the period, with 580 of those detected for drink/drug offences. 29 drivers were caught the morning after they had been drinking.
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.