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Tox Tuesday: U.S. law gives 60 days for new regulations on oral fluid and hair drug testing

A new act signed into effect by U.S. President Donald Trump in late October aims to combat the opioid crisis with a variety of provisions that affect everything from packaging to telemedicine, including one that has been long backed by the trucking industry.

The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 for the first time addresses […]

Tox Tuesday: How drugs accumulate and are detected in reservoir matrices

Today, drug testing is a common occurrence in schools, hospitals, and various places of employment. Oftentimes these tests are conducted to make sure an individual is not using illegal drugs or alcohol or to prove there are no drugs in their system after an instance of previous drug or alcohol abuse.

There are various ways […]

Tox Tuesday: Workplace drug testing

For the second consecutive year, data is showing that the percentage of American workers testing positive for illicit drugs—including marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines—is on the rise and has increased from 4.3% in 2013 to 4.7% in 2014.

The data, complied by Quest Diagnostics, took into account 6.6 million urine drug tests and 1.1 million oral […]

Tox Tuesday: Hair testing

Sometimes knowing what drugs a person has had in their system can be discovered by looking at the hair on his or her head or body.

Hair testing for traces of illicit substances is utilized in a range of cases and has some advantages over other types of tests when it comes to specific uses. […]

England and Wales Cricket Board drug tests hair of all players in pilot program

Following the drug-related death of one of its players, the Professional Cricketers Association and England and Wales Cricket Board have instituted a pilot program to investigate the possible extent of drug usage amongst its players.

In a BBC article, the aim of the pilot project was stated as “discovering how widely cocaine and cannabis, among […]