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Drug testing

Cannabis has no place at work

It may be far and away the most popular illegal drug in Australia – in fact, we’re one of the highest users of the drug in the world – but that doesn’t make it a safe drug, particularly when mixed

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Roadside drug testing nets plenty

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald would suggest that more people in NSW are getting high and it’s got nothing to do with last week’s State of Origin win! The article highlighted that the number of people charged

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Codeine set to impact drug testing results

  If you get a cold or flu this winter and reach for codeine pain medication to help you through, you’re not alone. Tens of thousands of Australians use codeine for cold, flu and pain relief and while this will

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Drug testing turns to waste (water)

While studying wastewater wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, the results can prove interesting. Indeed, the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, which is using wastewater to test for levels of illicit and licit drugs, is unearthing some thought-provoking findings and

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Why do people take drugs?

As a business owner or manager, or a police person on our roads, when someone provides a positive test to drugs during workplace drug testing or roadside drug testing you may wonder why people do it. Why do people take

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Codeine decision and what it means for workplace drug testing

The on again, off again banning of codeine medications over the counter is… On again! Late last year the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced that codeine medication would require a prescription in the future. However, the change does not come into

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Fentanyl misuse widespread

It’s possibly not a drug you’ve even heard of, but its use is becoming more widespread. It’s name? Fentanyl. What is fentanyl? According to the Australian Drug Foundation, fentanyl is a depressant, which means it slows the messages travelling between

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Drug testing hits the headlines

Drug testing has hit the headlines in recent days with Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise running a special piece on whether bosses should have the right to conduct drug testing for all workers. The segment follows a Sydney council’s decision to

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Drug testing – it’s not a pile of sewage!

Next time you go to the toilet keep in mind that you might be taking part in drug testing! Back in August 2016, we bought you the story of research undertaken by the Western Australian State Government as part of

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Drug testing in the news

Codeine addiction on the rise If someone returned a positive workplace drug test, you’d probably think they’d face significant consequences, including potentially the loss of their job. However, as mentioned in previous posts (see Codeine drug test positives about to

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