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Jockey Banned After Testing Positive for Cocaine

25-year-old Irish jockey Oisin Murphy has tested positive for cocaine and will receive a three-month ban as a result. It is reported that on that Murphy produced a positive urine test for metabolites of cocaine after a racecourse test in France in July. He has denied taking the drug, a claim that he says investigators … Read more

Drug Test Cut-off Levels for Cannabis

Drug Test Cut-off Levels for Cannabis

Cannabis is one of the most commonly screened for substances in UK drug testing. Virtually every pre-employment drug test will screen for cannabis. Today’s cannabis drug tests are accurate and will have a pre-determined cut-off. The drug testing cut-off level is one of the most important aspects when it comes to testing for drugs. This … Read more

Benzodiazepines and Drug Testing

Benzodiazepines and Drug Testing

Benzodiazepines, originally made available to the public in 1960 by Hoffman-Laroche, are a class of psychoactive drug use to treat a range of conditions, including insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, and anxiety. In 1977, benzodiazepines were the most prescribed medication globally. Benzodiazepines, commonly known as minor tranquilisers, are a relaxant and depressant, typically used … Read more

Parents Often Not Aware When Kids Vape

Parents Less Aware When Their Kids Vape

A large study carried out by researchers at UC San Francisco discovered that parents typically know, or at least suspect, when their child is smoking, but parents of children who are vaping or using other tobacco products are more likely to be completely unaware. 23,000 participants aged between 12 and 17 years of age were … Read more

How Long Does Cocaine Stay In Your System?

How Long Does Cocaine Stay In Your System?

Cocaine is powerfully addictive for a drug: It’s a stimulant that affects your brain directly, giving you that ‘high’ feeling. Call it crack or coke, you may wonder how long it stays in your body after snorting it. Read on find out more about how long cocaine is detectable in the system. What Is Cocaine? … Read more

Pre-Employment Screening and Drug Testing: Should They Go Together?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK, widespread workplace drug testing is not necessary. However, when you have a whopping 31% of the UK population admitting they have used illegal drugs, with 21% saying they still use drugs occasionally, it’s no wonder there’s growing support for drug testing to become compulsory … Read more

The Dangers of Xanax Misuse

The Dangers of Xanax Misuse

What is Xanax? Xanax is the brand name for the drug Alprazolam. Xanax belongs to a group of drugs known as Benzodiazepines; the same family that includes Valium (Diazepam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), Ativan (Lorazepam), and Dalmane (Flurazepam), among others. In the United States, Xanax is the single most-prescribed psychiatric medication. What is Xanax Prescribed For? Xanax … Read more

The Dangers of Super Strength Ecstasy

Ecstasy Tablets

In the UK, the number of people dying every year after using Ecstasy is increasing. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the numbers have risen from eight in 2010 to 43 in 2013. In the last few years the numbers have continued to rise. In 2018, 92 people died from ecstasy or … Read more