Category: Synthetic drugs

K2 explosion: What happened in Connecticut?
K2 is not a safe alternative to marijuana. On the contrary, its dangerous chemicals are mostly unknown and carry a high risk of drug overdose. Continue reading

By   /  September 6, 2018

Synthetic cannabinoid overdoses spike
The number of cases of poisoning from synthetic marijuana rose sharply in the past year. Continue reading

By   /  August 16, 2016

Refining our synthetic cannabinoids panel
Our experts continually monitor and adjust our drug tests to offer a standardized panel that detects the most relevant synthetic cannabinoids. Continue reading

By   /  April 18, 2016

The DEA crackdown on synthetic drugs
With growing public concern in mind, the DEA launched a 15 month counteractive campaign to combat the manufacturing and distribution of designer drugs Continue reading

By   /  November 4, 2015

Name that Drug: A stimulating psychoactive perspective
DATIA focus features a regular column titled, “Name that Drug” where interesting facts about a mystery drug are described. Continue reading

By   /  September 15, 2015

Synthetic drugs: Common questions
Dr. Kim Samano presented information about synthetic cannabinoids ("K2/Spice") and designer stimulants known as “bath salts” in our recent webinar. Continue reading

By   /  July 24, 2015

Synthetic marijuana: Catch me if you can
Difficult to detect and harmful if consumed, designer drugs are infiltrating society, leaving unequivocal damage in their wake. Continue reading

By   /  June 9, 2015

Changing perceptions of marijuana and synthetic marijuana
High school seniors' perceived risk with occasional marijuana use is declining while they increasingly view synthetic marijuana use as harmful. Continue reading

By   /  March 5, 2015

More synthetic cannabinoids elevated to Schedule I ban
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Administration details the addition of three synthetic cannabinoids to the Schedule I category by the DEA. Continue reading

By   /  February 13, 2015