Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Why consider Price versus Quality?


“The bitterness of poor quality remains after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.” (Benjamin Franklin)

ITS products and solutions may be considered as (relatively) expensive. Don’t always expect the lowest bid/price from us. We know and understand what it takes to consistently deliver high quality and innovative drug testing point of care solutions, products and services. We listen and understand what is of use to our customers and what gives them high value for money. We are ready to walk away if somebody expects us to discount the price down to the point when we compromise the quality, or the future of our business. Why – because, at the end of the day, low price can be very costly for both the customer and the supplier. ITS believe that you just can’t consider price in isolation from quality. Quality of products. Quality of service.

 “Price has no meaning without a measure of the quality being purchased.” (W. Edwards Deming)

Our business is built upon 3 pillars as shown in our logo – Quality. Innovation. Trust. These are values that we respect on a day to day basis throughout our business.


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Cocaine and Alcohol Combined

Cocaine and Alcohol Combined

The UK has always had a serious alcohol problem, what hapens when cocaine and alcohol are combined? Binge drinking culture is rampant to this day, with UK citizens being drunk more often than any other country. As most know, the party context within which cocaine is often used means many consume the drug alongside alcohol; over half of cocaine users do, in recent studies. The problem here is significant. When cocaine is consumed alongside alcohol, both of the substances are metabolised at the same time in the body’s liver. When this happens, cocaethylene is formed. When this accrues inside us, it can pose a serious & direct threat to the function of our cardiovascular systems.

What is the level of drug use in the UK really like?

What is the level of drug use in the UK really like?

We often get asked “what is the level of drug use in the UK really like?”. It has been shown that workplace drinkers are more likely to be men than women, managers rather than their staff and single as apposed to being married. Alcoholism and drug dependence can lead to lowered productivity within the workplace, with increased levels of absenteeism and sick leave, accidents and injuries, including fatal accidents and even premature deaths. Substance abuse is linked to 60% of all poor performances and 40% of industrial accidents at work. 83% of employees who have had a hangover at work admit that it affected their productivity, 33% admit to having gone to work with a hangover, and 22% admit to having made mistakes at work because of a hangover.

Dangerous driving link to heavy drug users

Dangerous driving link to heavy drug users

Running red lights, driving at high speeds, crossing center lines into the other lanes, getting into accidents and even hitting pedestrians. A new study found these were some of the dangerous driving behaviors of regular, heavy users (4 or 5 times per week) of recreational weed who began using before the age of 16. Here's the catch: users drove this badly even when they were no longer “high”. At the time of driving experience, the marijuana group had not used for at least 12 hrs. Despite having little THC in their system, heavy users consistently performed worse on driving tasks than non-users. This can result in them making critical, dangerous mistakes. And when they looked at the cannabis users & separated those into early (before age 16) versus later onset of use, almost exclusively these differences between the 2 groups were attributed to the early onset group.