Synthetic drugs go by a notorious array of trendy names including flakka, spice, and ivory wave. Although their names differ, their dangers remain the same. Drug users experience unpredictable and sometimes severe physical effects; and as a result, emergency room visits have spiked across the country. Synthetic drug manufacturers continue to modify the chemical compositions of these substances to evade detection and stay ahead of the law. Yet, laboratories and researchers persist and continuously work to identify these harmful, ever-changing compounds.
Our upcoming webinar features Dr. Kimberly Samano, Postdoctoral Fellow at Quest Diagnostics. She will provide an overview of pharmacological profiles and physiological effects of synthetic drugs, review trends in usage and patterns and discuss the unique challenges that synthetic drugs create for a workplace drug testing program.
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