Tox Tuesday: Hair drug testing reducing road deaths in Brazil

With traffic accidents the eighth largest cause of death in the world, road safety is a top priority for many governments worldwide.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 1.35 million deaths related to crashes every year, with approximately 45,000 of those deaths occurring in Brazil. The South American country makes the […]

Tox Tuesday: Will the U.S. truck industry move to hair drug testing?

In the U.S., the only federally approved method for commercial driver pre-employment drug screening is to test urine samples.

This could change thanks to a proposed transportation bill that would allow trucking companies to use hair testing in addition to, or instead of, urine to meet federal requirements. Advocates for the legislation point to a […]

Tox Tuesday: Drug use and breast milk

Growing by approximately 74 million people per year, the United Nations’ World Population Prospects estimates that the world will reach nine billion people by 2040. At the same time, drug use, both legal and recreational, is also expected to continue to grow, including use among women of childbearing age.

This is based on the most […]

Infographic: Workplace drug testing

Across Europe there is an increasing trend in the prevalence of substance abuse among the working population. Statistics show that these figures spike in December as people enter the festive spirit where we see as much as a 40% increase in the consumption of drugs and alcohol.

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Tox Tuesday: Benzodiazepines

[ SPANISH ] The long explanation involves the enhancement of the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) at the GABAA receptor, which results in sedative, sleep-inducing properties.

The short explanation?

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