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  • Scottish Police’s Crackdown on Drug-Drivers

    Every year, Police Scotland launch a campaign that is aimed to prevent an increase in the number of drug-drivers around the festive period. The campaign will have a zero-tolerance approach towards the
  • Join us at NAME 2019, Kansas City

    A recent report in The Guardian stated that opioid overdoses in the US increased by 30% in a 14-month period between 2016 – 2017. Following 142,000 US hospital overdoses between July 2016
  • Screening in the Emergency Department

    On a global scale, emergency departments have been providing critical access to the health care system for many years, however, more recently visits to the emergency department has been an opportunity to
  • Randox Toxicology – Evidence MultiSTAT

    Using our revolutionary Biochip Array Technology (BAT), the Evidence MultiSTAT is an automated analyser that enables on-site simultaneous detection of up to 21 classical, prescription and synthetic drugs from a single sample.
  • Prescription Drugs – UK

    Health chiefs within the UK are worried that hundreds of thousands of people are becoming addicted to prescription drugs.  A Public Health England Review found that a quarter of adults were using
  • TIAFT 2019

    Joao Matias of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has stated that “Cocaine use is going up”. Britons use more cocaine than almost any other country in Europe. In
  • Drug Related Deaths – Scotland

    In the past year, Scotland’s drug related deaths have increased dramatically by 27%. Almost levelling the fatality rate per capita with the US. The latest figures showed the majority of fatalities was
  • Scotland: Zero Tolerance

    Scotland is set to introduce a new “zero tolerance” policy to those caught driving under the influence of drugs. Ministers in Scotland want to make it easier for police officers to target
  • New Drug Testing Policy Introduced in Egypt

    In early May 2019, over 550 Egyptian state employees were referred to the Egyptian public prosecution office after being forced to take a drug test under a new law. The Ministry of
  • Pregabalin Reclassified

    Pregabalin, also known by its brand name Lyrica, has been reclassified in the UK as a class C drug. Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug that is also used to relieve chronic pain.