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2013-02-24 23:01:45

Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Terri McCulloch, presented to the National Association of Legal Investigators at their recent conference on February 16. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 There are many misconceptions about drug testing, including an assumption that hair testing is the most accurate. In fact choosing the correct drug test depends on several factors, including the type of drug and the length of time since exposure. There are also a lot of misconceptions when...

2012-12-11 08:26:58

MOGADORE, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Marijuana Metabolite Test, which detects the use of marijuana through human hair analysis. Omega Laboratories is one of the largest laboratories in the world performing hair testing for drugs of abuse and one of only three hair testing laboratories to have proven their capability to obtain FDA 510(k) clearances for the...

2012-12-05 16:20:40

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations applauded Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) for his introduction of a bill requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "For many years, ATA has supported improving drug and alcohol testing procedures for commercial drivers," ATA...

2012-06-13 06:24:43

MOGADORE, Ohio, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. recognizes and applauds yesterday's announcement that the remaining laboratory of those accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for forensic hair drug testing has decided to utilize Enzyme Immunoassay technology. This announcement comes after a decade of disagreement and confusion regarding differing methodologies and proprietary techniques. This change could signal that the hair testing industry has...

2012-06-12 06:25:48

ACTON, Mass., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ:PMD), hair testing pioneer and global leader for twenty-five years, announced that after a rigorous and thorough review, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the company 510(k) clearances for five new, additional assays to test for the detection of cocaine, opiates, PCP, methamphetamine and marijuana using enzyme immunoassay (EIA) analysis of head and body hair. (Logo:...

2012-05-02 06:25:25

ACTON, Mass., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an industry where safety is paramount, one Texas oil refinery is leading the charge with an innovative drug testing program. BP takes pride in their strong commitment to provide a safe workplace for employees and other persons working or visiting their refinery sites, and drug testing is one of the methods put in place to ensure that safety is a priority. For employers, especially with workers in safety sensitive positions, it is critical to...

2012-03-12 08:00:00

ACTON, Mass., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) announced that this year marks the 25 year anniversary celebration of the corporation, the world's leading drug testing company using hair for the detection of drugs of abuse. Psychemedics, which started commercial operations in 1987, pioneered the use of hair testing for drugs of abuse and has grown to become the global leader in the industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120312/NE67783LOGO...

2012-01-26 18:30:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimega Laboratories, one of the world's leading companies for testing hair for substance abuse, has received a batch of 300 hair samples from the Rio de Janeiro Military Police Civil Service, for testing for evidence of drug use. The hair samples form part of the force's entrance examinations and Trimega will test them at its laboratory in Manchester. This initiative follows on from Trimega's announcement in September that it was conducting...

2012-01-24 07:54:00

ACTON, Mass., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) , hair testing pioneer and global leader for 25 years, announced today that the United States Patent Office issued a seventh patent, US No. 8,084,215, to the company. This patent focuses on liquefying hair and releasing drugs trapped in the hair without destroying the drugs. The new patented method can be used with a broad range of immunoassay screen techniques, mass spectrometry methods, and...

2011-12-20 10:02:00

MOGADORE, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has become the first and only laboratory to receive 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Extended Opiates Test that detects the use of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone through human hair analysis. The clearance also included the test for Codeine, Morphine and Heroin. The ability to test for Oxycodone (eg. OxyContin® and Percocet®)* and...