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Drug testing in the armed forces: Comparing the US, UK and Australia

Posted by John Wicks on Jun 21, 2017
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Drug testing for professional drivers: The global picture

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on Jun 15, 2017

Occupational drug use is of concern in any profession, but when the employees are driving heavy vehicles for long distances and at high speed, even a momentary lapse in concentration could lead to the most serious of consequences – for the driver, their employers, and most importantly, other road users.

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What does the UK’s general election mean for family law and drug testing?

Posted by John Wicks on Jun 5, 2017

Whoever walks into No. 10 Downing Street on Friday following Thursday's general election will be making major changes to family and workplace law. Our work will be governed by new laws that maintain or adjust European-derived legislation post-Brexit, and set out a new template for access to justice, including postponed reforms to the Prison and Courts Bill and a call by the Law Society for improved legal security and human rights safeguarding.

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Society of Hair Testing Interview Series: Michelle Taylor

Posted by John Wicks on May 30, 2017

From the 12th to the 14th of June this year, we’ll be hosting the Scientific Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in Cardiff. As a preview, we’ve brought together the keynote speakers from the conference for a series of exclusive interviews. This month, we’re pleased to welcome Michelle Taylor.

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Hair testing for new psychoactive substances (NPS): The challenges

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on May 23, 2017

Clockwork Orange, Black Mamba, Benzo Fury, Bromo-Dragonfly. These are just a few of the new psychoactive substances (NPS) in existence across the globe - also known as “legal highs”, “herbal highs” or “designer drugs”.

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