Psychemedics Test for Cotinine (metabolite of Nicotine) Detection Cleared by FDA

A New and Cost-Effective Tool to Detect and Deter Nicotine use ACTON, MA, April 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD), the world leader and pioneer in detecting drugs of abuse using hair analysis, today introduced the first FDA-cleared hair test for cotinine, the predominant metabolite for nicotine. This test provides a way … Read more

New Psychemedics Offering Further Enhances Cocaine Detection

Industry’s first commercial application of hydroxycocaines for detection SAN ANTONIO, TX and ACTON, MA, March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD), the world leader in detecting drugs of abuse using hair analysis, today at the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) Conference introduced the industry’s first confirmation process to accurately measure … Read more

The Opioid Crisis Is Turning Into A Cocaine Crisis

Deaths from cocaine, after holding steady for many years, increased an alarming 52% between 2015 and 2016, according to the CDC, with the trend continuing in the most recent federal data. The stimulant is now killing approximately 13,000 people a year, on track to rival painkiller pills and heroin. Although researchers don’t fully understand why … Read more

Trucking Alliance Supports Drug Testing

Trucking Alliance Supports More Effective Drug Testing Of US Truck Drivers Industry Coalition Announces Opioid Drug Test Initiative at United Nations Conference on Road Safety Washington, DC – The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, will promote congressional passage of a new drug testing law, to require all people … Read more

Georgia School to Drug-Test Students By Using Hair Samples

The Associated Press February 17, 2018 01:10 PM COLUMBUS, GA.    A private Georgia school to drug test its oldest students. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be voluntary next school year — and then mandatory in succeeding years. Brookstone plans … Read more

Trucking Alliance Companies Petition USDOT to Close Drug Test Loophole

NEWS RELEASE October 27, 2016 Trucking Alliance Asks FMSCA To Allow Hair Drug Testing October 28th, 2016 Washington, D.C. Transportation companies affiliated with The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (aka Trucking Alliance) have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to allow hair testing in lieu of a urinalysis to comply with pre-employment … Read more

The Pill Makers Next Door: How America’s Opioid Crisis Is Spreading

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Oct. 5, 2016  SAN FRANCISCO—The married couple living in the third-floor, ocean-view apartment were friendly and ambitious. She explored the city, posting selfies on Facebook. He started a small music label at home. “They were nice people,” said Ann McGlenon, their former landlady. “She’s very sweet. He’s a go-getter.” Authorities say Candelaria Vazquez … Read more

Marijuana Not Conducive to Workplace Safety, DATIA Says

The DEA report affirming Schedule 1 Controlled Substance classification of marijuana shows clear evidence that marijuana is a drug causing impairment inconsistent with workplace safety. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 08, 2016 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a report on Aug. 12, 2016 affirming the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance classification of marijuana after a scientific … Read more