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12 Dec

Drug Testing is going Electronic with eCCF

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Drug Testing is going Electronic with eCCF Drug screening employees is going electronic and becoming a streamlined process with electronic chain of custody forms (eCCF). This is an electronic version of a multi-part, paper chain of custody form (CCF). A traditional chain of custody form is a five-part carbon copy form. Using an eCCF creates a simpler

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20 May

Propoxyphene

Drug Spotlight

Propoxyphene Use may cause dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, euphoria, dysphoria, and asthenia. Dangers of using this drug include skin rash and other allergic reactions occur occasionally that may go along with fever and mucosal lesions, stupor or coma, convulsions, and respiratory depression.  Propoxyphene is a narcotic pain reliever. Other side effects include feeling light headed, confusion, jaundice,

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20 May

Phencyclidine

Drug Spotlight

Phencyclidine Phencyclidine (angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, peace pill) is a dissociative drug. Dissociative drugs are a type of hallucinogen that can cause a person to feel detached from reality. PCP, an abbreviation for phencyclidine, was created as an anesthetic. However, the drug is no longer used as a result of unpleasant effects. Short-term

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20 May

Benzodiazepines

Drug Spotlight

Benzodiazepines (benzos, sleeping pills, moggies, tranks, candy, goofballs, downers, etc.) are medications used in treating anxiety and sleeping issues because they slow activity in the brain. However, abusing these medications is dangerous. Overuse can cause slurred speech, disorientation, drunken behavior without the odor of alcohol, shallow respiration, cold and clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse,

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20 May

Barbiturates

Drug Spotlight

Barbiturates are medications that slow activity in the brain. This is useful in treating anxiety and sleep issues. Theses drugs can be in pill, capsule, and liquid form. Therefore, this type of prescription is commonly taken through injection or  swallowed. Common types of barbiturates include pentobarbital (Nembutal) and phenobarbital (Luminal). This type of prescription sedative is also

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18 May

Prescription Opioids

Drug Spotlight

Opioids are a class of drugs that include strong pain relievers available by prescription. Some of these opioids are oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo, Palladone), codeine, fentanyl, morphine and many others. Opioids are considered safe when taken as directed by a doctor and for a short amount of time. However, even regular use

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26 Apr

Drug Addiction

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Drug addiction is a relapsing disease of the brain that causes compulsive drug seeking and use. Drug addiction is chronic and leads to destructive consequences for the user as well as the people around them. As a result of addiction, the brain changes over time and makes it problematic for the user to resist the intense

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21 Apr

Hair Testing: The Controversy and the Facts

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Late last year the American Trucking Association tried to convince Congress to pass legislation that would substitute hair testing for urinalysis as the standard for drug testing. The bill that the truckers urged Congress to amend was The Drug Free Commercial Act of 2015 (H.R. 1467/S. 806). Predictably, some in the trucking industry opposed the

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20 Apr

International Drug Testing

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International Drug Testing AMC Drug Testing has more than 25,000 collection sites nationwide in the United States, alone. We also offer international drug testing in various parts of the world such as Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, China, the Caribbean, Europe, Eastern Europe, India, the Middle East, North America, South America, and the United Kingdom.

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30 Mar

The Many Benefits of POCT Drug Testing

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Your doctor already does this every time you visit his/her office. He or she uses devices to test glucose and cholesterol levels, to do electrolyte and enzyme analysis, to test for drugs of abuse and to test for infectious diseases. Chances are you also use this process in your home as well when doing home

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