Tox Tuesday: Suvorexant

If you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep long enough to get a good night’s rest, you’re not alone. According to recent statistics, approximately 50 million Americans are afflicted with sleep-related problems or disorders such as insomnia.

Essential to physical and emotional health, adequate sleep plays a role in helping the […]

Tox Tuesday: Drug driving prevalence across Europe

While this time of year is traditionally known for its festive parties and holiday celebrations, instances of drivers under the influence of drugs is also on the rise throughout the U.S. and Europe. Neogen has complete testing solutions for your individual testing needs including those for roadside screening and for lab confirmation. For more information, […]

Tox Tuesday: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

In an effort to take genuinely effective steps to prevent and treat substance-related issues, the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health has been released. In all, the report details what we know about substance misuse, how the neurobiological processes can turn casual substance use into a compulsive disorder, like addiction, and how […]

Tox Tuesday: Neogen’s exclusive 6-AM ELISA test

As the forensic industry responds to the increased abuse of heroin, Neogen’s toxicology division has developed an ELISA kit for the specific detection of 6-Acetylmorphine (6-AM), a unique metabolite and definitive biomarker for heroin abuse. The below infographic provides more information about heroin abuse across Europe. For more information on the kit and Neogen’s European […]

Tox Tuesday: U-47700

Part of the deadly chemical cocktail that killed Prince last summer included a chemical known as U-47700, a relatively new synthetic opioid, eight times stronger than morphine. Also known as “pink” or “pinky,” the designer drug is part of a family of powerful painkillers including carfentanil, furanyl and fentanyl and according to reports, has been […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Heat Can Quickly Inactivate Bird Flu Virus – The Poultry Site The avian influenza virus can be relatively quickly inactivated by heat, shows emergency research funded after the devastating bird flu […]

Tox Tuesday: NPS in prisons reach epidemic proportions

Referred to as a “game-changer” inside jails and prison systems today, designer drugs, including various types of synthetic marijuana, such as spice and K2, are now showing up at alarming rates inside jails and prisons both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Also known as new psychoactive substances, or NPS, these drugs are leading to […]

Tox Tuesday: Carfentanil

Typically used to sedate elephants and other extremely large animals, carfentanil is one of the latest and most deadly opioids suspected in a new rash of overdoses around the country. Recent reports have also found the drug mixed with or disguised as heroin, and seized in several states including Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Formerly […]

Tox Tuesday: Heroin use and abuse infographic

Over the past decade, heroin use and abuse has continued to skyrocket everywhere. The below infographic provides more knowledge on the epidemic and Neogen’s new forensic toxicology test kit that can detect a metabolite of heroin known as 6-acetylmorphine (or 6-AM).

Neogen launches rapid test for 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM)

Neogen has introduced a screening test that offers ultra-sensitive detection of 6-AM (a.k.a., 6-MAM and 6-monoacetylmorphine). 6-AM is a unique metabolite of heroin.

Neogen’s new, simple 6-AM test kit has been validated for use with whole blood, serum, urine and oral fluid samples, and is compatible with automated and semi-automated instruments. The new kit has […]