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UK Drug testing: Common scenarios and considerations

Posted on by David Santy

When you say to people in the UK the term ‘drug testing’, many different connotations spring to mind. In the UK especially, some people will think of racing events and ensuring any competitor of an equine nature hasn’t been either doped or given a boost. Others will think of sportsmen and women who have been attempting to skate, run or cycle their way through the criteria for performance enhancing drugs.

Then, of course, there are parents and colleagues who are concerned for the wellbeing of people to whom they are close; as well as police who want to ensure the roads, as well as families, are safe. As you can see, ‘drug testing’ is a very broad term.

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Drug testing in Sport - things are hotting up...

Posted on by Martin Shervington

Have you seen the latest news in the Guardian newspaper?
Well, as you can see from this article with the English Cricket Team currently being tested for drugs, this situation is not about 'performance enhancing drugs'. Instead, this is about a very different issue that is as important to businesses as it is to sport, -a matter of 'lifestyle'.
We believe that this move by Angus Porter, the chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association, to test using 'hair strand drug testing' shows a clear sign that the choices the players make off the pitch are just as important as on it. Both affects themselves and the team directly.

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Topics: In the press...

Should the police drug test everyone in custody?

Posted on by Martin Shervington

The BBC recently reported that Gwent police are falling short in some areas when it comes to drug testing.

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Topics: In the press...