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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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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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Society of Hair Testing Interview Series: Wilco Duvivier

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on May 3, 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 RIKILT Wageningen University researcher, Wilco Duvivier.

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Society of Hair Testing Interview Series: Alberto Salomone

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on Apr 19, 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: Alberto Salomone.

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Society of Hair Testing Interview Series: Dr Pascal Kintz

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on Mar 13, 2017

You don’t get the name 'The Father of Hair Testing' without good reason, and Dr Pascal Kintz has certainly earned the title. Over three decades, he has helped advance the science to the extent that hair testing is now routine. As well as being a founding member - and later president - of the Society of Hair Testing, Dr Kintz has also provided analysis on a number of high profile cases, including determining the then-Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko had been poisoned with dioxin in 2004.

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