Counterfeiters want fake pharmaceuticals in your workplace. (they may already be there)

Counterfeiters want fake pharmaceuticals in your workplace. (they may already be there) Made with fentanyl.   Undetected by 5-panel tests.   And plentiful. 27% of seized counterfeit pills contained potentially lethal doses of fentanyl. (DEA, August 2020 report) 47% of overdose deaths between 2018-2019 were due to fentanyl or other synthetic opioids (CDC) Fentanyl is involved in ... Read more

Educating a vaper can be a challenge.

Educating a vaper can be a challenge. Educating colleagues and parents may preserve a future. We share the collective goal of ensuring our young peoples' futures, and one of today's most pressing concerns is the surge in vaping. In particular, we are concerned that young vapers have now bridged from nicotine to marijuana. Convincing students ... Read more

Should benzos be on your radar?

Should benzos be on your radar? This may be the most important 90 seconds you spend today Every generation seems to have a favorite party drug, and benzodiazepines are a popular go-to choice for many in this generation of teens. They are easy to find, inexpensive, and easy to conceal. But they are not safe. ... Read more

Our response to proposed Health and Human Services hair-testing guidelines.

Our response to proposed Health and Human Services hair-testing guidelines. To our valued clients. In mid-September, we notified you of proposed hair drug testing regulations from the Health and Human Services Administration/SAMHSA that make no sense . Under the proposed regulations, federal agencies or companies regulated by a federal agency such as the Department of ... Read more

Why are opioids back in focus as killers?

Why are opioids back in focus as killers? In August, the CDC published survey results that highlight how COVID-19 is driving increased substance abuse for 18-24 year olds. 75% suffered adverse mental or behavioral health issues 63% suffered anxiety or depressive disorder 25% started or increased substance use to cope with these stressors. COVID has ... Read more

DEA Issues Public Warning on Fentanyl

DEA Issues Public Warning on Fentanyl Fentanyl is moving from the hard drug user fringe to the mainstream, largely due to counterfeit pills that use it as the active ingredient. As predicted through the past year by the DEA and others, the impacts can be devastating. After reading this alert, if you have questions about ... Read more

Dear DOT: Is hair testing for drugs just better?

Dear DOT: Is hair testing for drugs just better? Commercial Carrier Journal just ran an informative article on the regulatory delays in adding hair testing to DOT drug test mandates. In the article, excerpts from the recent Psychemedics-hosted panel discussion with three trucking industry Safety Vice Presidents on drug testing are highlighted. Safety Executives from ... Read more

Safety Has No Secrets: Psychemedics Overview

Prologue to "In Safety There Are No Secrets":  How hair testing works. In this 10-minute video, Psychemedics Executive Vice President Charlie Doucot explains the Science behind hair testing used by our three "Safety Has No Secrets" panelists. In this video, you'll learn how it works, why it is the most simple and sanitary drug test ... Read more

These VP’s Absorb Extra Cost To Use Psychemedics. Why?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all trucking firms conduct regular drug testing using urine. Safety Executives, like these from KLLM Transport Services, Maverick USA, and US Xpress are committed to safer roadways and drug-free fleets. And they know that a drug-free fleet starts with hiring drug-free drivers. They are going above and beyond … Read more

How Much More Effective Is Psychemedics Than Urine Testing?

Part 2 of the "In Safety There Are No Secrets" panel discussion. Recently, three Vice Presidents of Safety from the trucking industry shared their insights---and their data---on the compelling advantages Psychemedics brings them over the urine testing required by the Department of Transportation. These senior executives are absorbing the additional costs of Psychemedics on top ... Read more