Tox Tuesday: Psychoactive substances, other drugs on the rise in Wales

A rising concern in many countries is the increased potency of opioids, as powerful drugs like fentanyl and its analog carfentanil kill unsuspecting drug users in ever-increasing numbers.

Now, reports show that in Wales, especially potent varieties of illegal psychoactive drugs are seeing an increased presence as well, while weaker drugs are disappearing from the […]

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 […]