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Tour our Lenexa lab during SAPAA

April 11, 2018 By

Save the date to tour our Lenexa, KS drug testing laboratory during the 2018 SAPAA conference. SAPAA attendees can tour our laboratory on Tuesday, September 25 before programming begins or Friday, September 28 after the conference concludes.

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Our littlest addicts

March 29, 2018 By

Our country struggles with an opioid crisis and, unfortunately, adults are not the only ones impacted. According to Reuters Investigates, a baby is born dependent on opioids every 19 minutes and the number of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is rising.

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Cocaine’s resurgence

March 27, 2018 By

Cocaine does not get as much attention in the U.S. as opioids. But a very real epidemic is taking place and it comes in the heels of record-breaking coca plantation production in Columbia. The perfect storm has created cocaine use like we have not seen in years in the U.S.

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Quest opens largest toxicology lab in Latin America

March 23, 2018 By

The largest and most modern Latin American toxicology laboratory was recently opened by Quest Diagnostics and LABET in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Doping at the Olympics

February 22, 2018 By

The olympics can bring national pride as well as embarassment and dissapointment when violations to anti-doping rules surface.

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Recreational marijuana in Maine

February 20, 2018 By

On February 1, 2018, specific protections for employees or applicants, who use marijuana went into effect in Maine.

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Valentine’s Day: Chocolate, flowers, and… cocaine?

February 14, 2018 By

Seventy-five percent of flowers sold in the U.S. are imported from Colombia and 90% of cocaine comes from Colombia as well. Coincidence?

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DOT random rates unchanged

February 6, 2018 By

The US Department of Transportation announced that the minimum annual drug testing rate for 2018 will remain at 25% and the alcohol rate will remain at 10%.

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Inspiring young scientists in Atlanta

January 31, 2018 By

Our Atlanta laboratory created a new mentorship program for young scientists in the community. They wanted to create a hands-on environment for students to experience science from their own perspectives, and maybe even inspire a career choice.

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Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily

January 29, 2018 By

More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.