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2010-10-28 05:51:53

There is much variation between the number of teens who admit to using drugs and the number who actually test positive for drug use, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. With cocaine use, teens' hair samples were 52 times more likely to test positive for the drug than teens were to admit they were actually using, despite being assured the study was confidential. But researchers say parents should not be quick to reprimand their kids, as their hair samples revealed...

2010-09-21 14:57:00

MOGADORE, Ohio, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. today announced that it has received accreditation for forensic drug testing of hair from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors carefully review the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record. CAP inspectors also...

2010-07-14 08:00:00

ACTON, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) today announced that it has signed a sales and marketing agreement with LGC of the UK, an international science-based company and market leader in analytical, forensic and diagnostic services and reference standards, to market the patented Psychemedics hair analysis drug test in the UK and Europe. LGC's business is focused upon customers in: forensic science; pharmaceutical and bioanalytical research,...

2010-04-12 04:39:00

LONDON, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Avi Lasarow, managing director of Trimega Laboratories, (http://www.trimegalabs.co.uk/) was invited to speak recently (30.3.10) at a Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) event at Buckingham Palace, attended by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Trimega, which specialises in substance misuse testing (http://www.trimegalabs.co.uk/) among parents, was invited to speak as a Charter Member of the DofE. The event was a 'Celebration of Partnerships' to cement and...

2010-03-11 12:35:00

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent surge in Local Authority child care applications has prompted a substance abuse testing lab to produce a kit explaining to lawyers how hair alcohol testing works. Care application orders increased by 46% between April and December last year*, with the number of children going through the procedure reaching almost 800 in some months. This increase directly correlates with the number of Hair Alcohol Test requests that Trimega Laboratories has...

2010-02-10 08:25:00

LONDON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimega Laboratories has become one of the world's few companies to be recommended for ISO 17025 accreditation for hair analysis based on fatty acid ethyl ester (FAEE) testing. The auditor recommendation was a direct result of a successful audit as Trimega subsidiary Trimega Drogencheck GmBH. Having been largely responsible for the global commercialization of Hair Alcohol Testing in 2007, the accreditation reaffirms Trimega Laboratories' status as the...

2009-11-20 06:00:00

MADISON, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data released today by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the nation's leading provider of employment-related drug testing services, reveal that drug testing of hair specimens from employees and job applicants in the general U.S. workforce has tracked sharp downward trends in cocaine and methamphetamine use from 2005 to the first half of 2009 that mirror similar drops shown by urine testing. Data in the Quest Diagnostics Drug...

2009-05-29 12:34:18

Drug-facilitated sexual crimes are increasing. The Bonn Institute for Forensic Medicine has recorded that the number of examinations on the use of intoxicants in sexual offences within their catchment area increased 10-fold between 1997 and 2006. In the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International, Burkhard Madea and Frank Musshoff present the modes of action and the detection windows for the most frequent substances (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106 (20):...

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2009-05-27 08:57:51

A team of Spanish and British scientists has developed a "laser ablation" method that makes it possible to detect variations in the sulphur isotopes of a single hair over time. This information shows up changes in a person's eating habits and their movements between different countries, which could help police to undermine the alibis of international terrorists. A group of researchers from the LGC Chemical Metrology Laboratory in the United Kingdom and the University of Oviedo, Spain, have...

2009-05-19 06:00:00

ACTON, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (Nasdaq: PMD) today announced that it has signed a sales and marketing agreement with leading international health and care organization Bupa, to market the patented Psychemedics hair analysis drug test in the UK. Around one in three adults between the ages of 16 and 59 living in England and Wales admit to illegal drug use at some time(1) and many firms, especially where workplace safety is critical, have a legal...


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