See drug and alcohol testing and miscellaneous news from Integrity Sampling.

Cannabis for medicinal use

While debate is heating up nationally on whether to legalise cannabis for medicinal use, the Victorian and NSW Governments have decided that they will trial its use, so what does this mean for workplaces? Nothing! The trials will only relate to patients with terminal illnesses or life-threatening conditions, that would highly likely leave them...

Misuse of pharmaceutical drugs

The misuse of prescribed and over the counter drugs was again thrust into the spotlight last week, following the hospitalisation of two NRL stars after allegedly overdosing on prescription drugs. It’s clear from research that the misuse of pharmaceuticals isn’t a minor problem and it’s certainly not one just affecting sports stars, so it’s...

ICE use may be inflated

New research and subsequent media reports have cast doubt on the claim that Australia is in an ICE epidemic, with experts saying inflating the problem may encourage more people to try the drug. A recent report on abc.net.au says that the Prime Minister and others are describing ICE as the worst drug scourge Australia...

Codeine positive tests on the rise

Testing by Integrity Sampling has shown an alarming increase in positive codeine tests in the workplace. The attached graph shows positive codeine results climbing during the winter months for the past 3 years. Winter is the time when positive codeine results are more likely to occur, as people take codeine to fight-off the effects...

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Integrity Sampling can provide temperature screening for your workplace.

Integrity Sampling now offers temperature screening of employees to protect your business during COVID-19