“Don’t forget this fact, you can’t get it back: Cocaine”

By now it’s safe to say that everyone has heard Eric Clapton’s version of the song, “Cocaine”. It’s got a great melody that is easy to dance to or sway back and forth with at least. The words are pretty simple, but if you listen long enough you can get the chorus stuck in your […]

6 Steps to Strengthen a Drug Free Workforce

With the drug problem an ever evolving dilemma, one finds it challenging to continue fighting the good fight of maintaining a drug-free workplace. The benefits of drug testing are so worthwhile and not just accident prevention in mind but lowered insurance costs and employee productivity, far less absenteeism and not to mention, a decrease in […]

Drug Theft in Nursing Homes

By: Pam Cox, RN When a drug is stolen from a nursing home it is usually an employee who is responsible. This occurs when policy and procedures for the administration, storage, and medication destruction procedures are not followed. Some of the drugs most commonly involved are painkillers like Oxycodone and Fentanyl. These drugs can be […]

Employee Drug Abuse: You are legally liable

By: Pam Cox, RN As America’s choice for quality, low cost drug testing supplies, we know that testing of employees is vital. But it is only one strategy for dealing with drug abuse in the workplace. Comprehensive drug abuse prevention strategies, when followed in a constant and diligent manner, not only address safety issues but […]

Identifying Adulterants

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Urine Adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample. There is absolutely no need […]

Old NIDA 5 Drug Test VS New Drugs

When urine drug testing first started, decades ago, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) required that companies who use professional drivers, specified safety sensitive transportation and/or oil and gas related occupations, and certain federal employers be tested for the presence of 5 basic drugs” Cannabinoids (Marijuana), Cocaine, Amphetamine, Opiate and Phencyclidine (PCP). Since that […]

Using an Integrated Test Cup

Why use an Integrated Test Cup? A drug test cup was invented to provide an integrated testing method that would reduce contact with the urine specimen and decrease testing time with less mess and fewer components to handle. A drug test cup is simply a test kit in a urine collection cup that initiates the […]