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  • Perth’s Silent Killer

    PerthNow have released a report claiming that sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs have become the nation’s silent killer in Australia. With the number of people dying from prescription drugs having more than doubled
  • Prescription drugs are now the second most commonly abused substances in the US

    According to the most recent American Addiction Center record, almost 80 percent of people have suffered from substance use disorder in the US. The most affected populations are young adults between age
  • Cocaine and MDMA Ranked Highest Usage in Belgium

    The latest wastewater findings from the European-wide SCORE group revealed that cocaine use is highest in western and southern European cities, particularly Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The results come after the average drug
  • Half of the worlds consumed cocaine originates from Colombia

    Colombia is well known for its cultivation and trafficking of drugs rather than consumption. It is estimated that half of the worlds consumed cocaine originates from Colombia and according to the United Nations office
  • DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze

    Drugs are taken to affect a person’s physical or mental condition in some way and in turn can negatively impact a driver’s ability to drive with full concentration. The National Highway Traffic Safety
  • Belgium’s Drug Problem

    Cannabis has been documented as the most commonly used illicit drug in Belgium by theEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s 2018 report. Popular among young adults aged 15-34 years with males
  • Revolutionary Multi-Analyte Testing

    Randox Toxicology’s patented Biochip Array Technology offers the world’s first multiplex screening platform with excellent cross-reactivity and unrivalled limits of detection. It is designed to work across a variety of forensic matrices such as
  • Benzodiazepines – America’s Other Prescription Drug Problem

    Benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos” for short, are sedatives that are primarily prescribed to treat anxiety and sleeplessness. Dr Anna Lembke, chief of addiction medicine at Stanford University Medical Centre, stated that “complications from benzos,
  • Join us at AACC!

    Join us at AACC! Randox will be attending the annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry from July 31st – August 2nd in Chicago, Illinois. What we do? Randox Toxicology aim to minimise laboratory workflow constraints whilst maximising
  • Sri Lanka – Opium Crisis

    Cannabis continues to be the most reported drug abused in Sri Lanka, however cannabis related offences have decreased from 66.2% to 61.9% in April – May 2018. Heroin is the second highest drug