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What Does a Non-Negative Drug Result Mean?

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When this question is first approached, ‘non-negative’ would surely in logical terms mean ‘positive’, but in the world of workplace testing and drug policies, this is not the way things work.  Allow us to explain. Is a non-negative result the same as a positive result? A drug... Read More

15th January 2020
What are New Psychoactive Substances and ‘legal highs’?

What are New Psychoactive Substances and ‘legal highs’?

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New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) contain substances that produce similar effects to drugs like cocaine, cannabis, and ecstasy.  They are commonly referred to as ‘legal highs’, which gives a false impression about how dangerous they can be. Since the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances... Read More

24th January 2017

We Do The Best Nails In Town

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6th December 2016 Hair testing has been used as common practice for years in relation to drug and alcohol testing.  Many don’t realise that there could be a more convenient and reliable alternative in nail testing. Does your client have minimal body hair and need to provide a significant... Read More

6th December 2016
UK Government ban on legal highs: What you need to know

UK Government ban on legal highs: What you need to know

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What is it? The Psychoactive Substances Act was due to come into effect on 6th April 2016, but this has since been delayed to at least May. The act aims to ban any substance that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect, there are, however, a list of exemptions of everyday substances, such... Read More

21st April 2016
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What is the Influence of War on the Global Drug Market?

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Since the start of the century society has experienced a clear relationship between the amount, type and use of illegal drugs and the many wars across the world. One such example of the effect was the global shortage in heroin peaking during the Afghanistan war in 2005.  Whist it may appear... Read More

28th January 2016

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