drug testing

Forensic testing for alcohol and drugs in relation to substance abuse detection and validation

Publication Date
Webinar on February 16th, 2pm SAST: Forensic testing for alcohol and drugs in relation to substance abuse detection and validation. Substance abuse detection is of prime importance in modern-day life due to the ever-increasing demands and pressure on society.

New Zealand Government to Grant Police the Power to Conduct Roadside Drug Testing

Taking drugs influences your ability to drive safely putting yourself and those around you at risk. In a bid to prevent harm caused by drug driving, the New Zealand Government have introduced police random roadside drug testing. Drivers who are tested positive for drugs will be fined and suspended from driving. Ross Bell, NZ Drug Foundation Executive Director says: “The Government’s announcement sends a clear message to New Zealanders that drug driving is illegal and

Responsible, Safe, and Effective Prescription of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines

Published by
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)

Background: Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by various organizations. However, the US opioid epidemic is continuing and drug dose deaths tripled during 1999 to 2015.

Changing Patterns of Substance Misuse in Adult Prisons and Service Responses

Citation
Changing Patterns of Substance Misuse in Adult Prisons and Service Responses. [UK] HM Inspectorate of Prisons, 2015
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Inspection findings were supplemented by fieldwork in eight prisons in 2014 to generate an overall picture of drug use and responses to it in prisons in England and Wales. In the face of rapidly changing and varied drug use patterns, policy and operational responses were seen as insufficiently flexible and dynamic, though treatment had “dramatically” improved.

Afghanistan National Drug Use Survey 2015

Published by
SGI Global, LLC

This five year survey is a global model for its rigor – the only national prevalence survey that I know of in the world where questionnaires were combined with 100% toxicology testing of three biological samples per person (hair, urine, saliva) and 10 panels of drugs, resulting in over 30,000 toxicological tests covering 75% of the country’s urban centers and 52 villages in most provinces.

The survey also includes: