The Oraline IV saliva drug test has been launched by Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd into the UK market for sales as a professional medical diagnostic screen for drugs of abuse.
Available in professional cartons of 25 test kits, Oraline IV saliva drug test offers market leading sensitivity for Cannabis THC detection at just 4ng/ml
Oraline IV incorporates a patented saliva collection spoon for true single step testing, although the device can also be used with cup collected saliva samples
Oraline IV multi drug saliva drug screen provides on-site rapid-results for
Marijuana 4ng detection for 14-24hrs
Cocaine 25ng detection for 24-48hrs
Opiates 2ng detection for 7-21hrs
Methamphetamines 3.75ng detection for 72hrs
The Oraline IV drug test is CE marked and FDA approved for clinical IVDD use worldwide.
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A new saliva drug test kit for cocaine capable of detecting Cocaine at just 20ng/ml for up to 24hrs after use has been launched by Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd through their www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk web site.
The cocaine drug test which is available in 5 and 10 test packs will detect cocaine from a sample of saliva which can be collected and tested in under 5 minutes.
The results are 97% accurate compared to laboratory saliva analysis and while accurate to exclude cocaine exposure in the previous 24 hrs, testers should confirm all positive drug test results using an accredited laboratory service.
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The UK breathalyser sales continue to grow in 2008 compared to 2007, this despite the UK economy entering into recession in the final quarter.
Total UK Breathalysers sales grew by 12.8% compared like to like sales for the first 11 months of 2007. Consumer sales, which usually peak in December are expected to fall, however company and professional sales have actually increased.
There has been a definate trend to top end, more accurate units with consumers better able to compare units, and making the choice to avoid cheap sub £20 breathalysers which do not perform to expected standards.
UK Breathalyser sales continue to be predominantly internet market led, with valuebreathalysers dominating the professional breathalyser UK market
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The amount of time cannabis stays in the body depends on many factors such as, the amount of the drug taken, its strength, purity, the body weight of the person being tested and rate of metabolism, and whether they are a casual user or a long term user.
Average detection times for THC ( Marijuana, Cannabis, puff, spliff or hash. ) in urine drug test sample
Casual use 2-14 days
Heavy use up to 30 days
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Below is an extract from EMCDDA annual report published 6th November 2008
Nearly a quarter of all Europeans, or around 71 million (1564 years), have tried cannabis in their lifetime, and around 7 % (23 million) have used it in the last year making it still Europes most commonly consumed illicit drug. But, in some important markets, there are now stronger signals of the drugs waning popularity, reinforcing the analysis presented in last years Annual report
Click here to read more on rates of Cannabis use from EMCDDA
Warning signs over Europes biggest drug problem
Opioids are still at the heart of Europes drug phenomenon. And signs of change in our heroin and synthetic opioid problem mean that countries need to be vigilant and prepared to respond. These were among the key points stressed by the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) as it launched its annual report: the state of the drugs problem in Europe on 6 November in Brussels.
Estimates show that there are between 1.3 and 1.7 million problem opioid users in the EU and Norway, with heroin responsible for Europes largest drug-related health and social costs. New data published in the report call into question previous EMCDDA assessments of a slowly improving heroin situation and point to a ‘stable, but no longer diminishing problem’. Record opium production in Afghanistan in 2007 has also heightened the agencys worries over a potential knock-on effect on Europes heroin problem
Click here to read the full report from EMCDDA on Opiods
Mixed picture on stimulant drugs
Stimulant drugs such as amphetamines, ecstasy and cocaine are the second most commonly consumed drug type in Europe today, after cannabis. But within this group, data reveal a very mixed picture in terms of prevalence, trends and market developments.
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Just come across this newly launched campaign from Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS). There has been a lot in the news recently about what are safe levels of alcohol in pregnancy. Here is soem information form AFS about the campaign.
As more research is published about drinking alcohol during pregnancy, Alcohol Focus Scotland launches a new campaign – ‘Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix’.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the ‘avoid alcohol when pregnant’ message among women who are pregnant, are thinking of trying for a baby, and among the wider population who may encourage women to have a drink without understanding the possible harm.
We are concerned that women have been given conflicting advice about whether or not drinking alcohol during pregnancy will cause harm to their developing baby. There is proven risk that heavy drinking during pregnancy can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) however the exact level for risky consumption is unknown. What we do know is that the risk of damage increases the more alcohol is consumed and that binge drinking is especially harmful. This means that no alcohol is the best and safest choice. This is also the advice given by Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer and the British Medical Association.
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Just read this encouraging article below from todays Guardian online. It seems treating cocaine & heroin addicts for their addiction does reduce crime levels.
Research published today shows that heroin and crack cocaine addicts receiving drug treatment commit fewer crimes to feed their habit.
The Manchester University study, based on data from the police national computer, shows that the number of offences committed by addicts – such as theft – fell by almost half once they had entered drug treatment programmes.
The research results were based on 1,500 heroin and crack cocaine users who had recently been convicted and sentenced to undergo rehabilitation treatment in the community rather than jailed.
The study found that the total number of crimes for which they were charged in the year following the start of treatment fell from 4,381 to 2,348. The biggest category of theft fell from 1,234 to 635. The highest proportion of crimes committed while they were in treatment were for breaching a previous sentence.
Reductions in crime were consistent across the board. Violence more than halved, as did offences of fraud, drug possession and prostitution.
Paul Hayes, of the National Treatment Agency, which funded the study, said: “While this confirms the value of using substitute prescribing … to stabilise drug users, it also shows crime is cut rather than eradicated. This reinforces the need for drug workers to go further and do more to actively get users off drugs and reintegrated into society.”
Just read this article from Guradian online about public opinion to drug testing for certain occupations. Here is an extract below
Britons have become more hardline in their attitudes towards drugs and the people who use them, a major poll commissioned by The Observer has revealed.
The toughening in public opinion includes an overwhelming desire for key workers, such as police officers, teachers and doctors, to face regular drug testing.
According to the survey, which was carried out by ICM research and is reported fully in Drugs Uncovered magazine, free with today’s Observer, the proportion of people who think that drug laws are too liberal has risen from a quarter in 2002 to 32 per cent. Meanwhile, those who believe that legislation is not liberal enough has fallen from 30 to 18 per cent and support for decriminalising certain drugs has dropped from 38 to 27 per cent.
Similarly, 85 per cent now feel that police officers should undergo routine testing to see if they have been using illicit substances compared with 61 per cent six years ago, when The Observer last conducted an in-depth poll on drugs. Just 46 per cent believed teachers should face testing then; now 68 per cent do. The same trend emerged for pilots, drivers, doctors and nurses.
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Often overlooked the DA7000 offers a few unique features and great value for money.
Ideal for business users, the DA7000 has a robust design for everday use. Its unique auto-diagnostics ensures sensor function for every test, indicating to the user when to exchange the sensor module to ensure every test result is accurate.
The DA-7000 offers higher accuracy utilising the NEW Semicom sensor technology, with auto diagnostics to ensure performance. Easy to change sensor modules for “self” service changing when instructed to renew sensor.
Full presentation box, battery, user manual, 6 mouth pieces & carry case with strap.
The DA7000 Breathalyser uses universal mouth piece tubes available in either standard or professional formats.
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