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  • Illicit drugs costs the USA more than $740 billion annually

    Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to the USA, exacting more than $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care, according to the
  • Italy ranked second largest consumer of cocaine in the world

    Italy has been ranked the second largest consumer of cocaine in the world by The Global Drug Survey 2019. The report surveyed more than 120,000 people from over 35 countries. Over 4,000
  • Our Ever-Expanding Test Menu…

    We have a continually expanding drugs of abuse test menu which includes an unrivalled range of new psychoactive substances, stimulants, analgesics and sedatives. Our significant reinvestment in Research and Development allows Randox
  • Drug Use in Northern Ireland

    The number of drug-related deaths that occurred in Northern Ireland grew exponentially to a total of 189 last year, which is the highest recorded level. According to a report carried out by
  • 2019 World Drug Report

    In the turn of the new year, we look at the current trends in drug abuse throughout the world and what the key figures say about drug use in the world. Opioids
  • Most People in Finland Aged Under 30 Know Someone Who Uses Drugs

    According to a survey carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Wellness THL, most Finnish citizens who are under 35 years old know at least one person who uses drugs.
  • UK Fentanyl Deaths

    The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has reported that deaths caused by the drug fentanyl are on the rise in the UK, in a report published on 3rd Jan
  • Seychelles Drug Epidemic

    The Seychelles is suffering from a drug epidemic. Nearly 10% of its 94000 population are addicted to heroin, according to the Agency for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation (APDAR) in
  • 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
  • South Africa’s War on Drugs

    Around 20% of South Africans, one in every five adults, abuse mind-altering substances such as alcohol, marijuana and painkillers. This is topped by a rise in the number of people using illicit