Tag: K2

Synthetic drugs

K2 explosion: What happened in Connecticut?

September 6, 2018 By

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.

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Name that Drug: A stimulating psychoactive perspective

September 15, 2015 By

DATIA focus features a regular column titled, “Name that Drug” where interesting facts about a mystery drug are described.

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Synthetic drugs: Common questions

July 24, 2015 By

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

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Synthetic drugs: What you need to know

June 22, 2015 By

Our webinar will provide an overview of synthetic drugs, review trends in usage and patterns and discuss the challenges for a workplace program.

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Changing perceptions of marijuana and synthetic marijuana

March 5, 2015 By

High school seniors' perceived risk with occasional marijuana use is declining while they increasingly view synthetic marijuana use as harmful.

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CNN reports on synthetic drugs

December 16, 2014 By

Media reports tragic accounts of taking synthetic drugs. Quest Diagnostics monitors these ever-changing substances to add to our drug test panels.

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Dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

November 3, 2014 By

Synthetic cannabinoids change frequently and Quest works to stay current with drug-use patterns by adding compounds to our drug test panels.

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National Drug Early Warning System

August 26, 2014 By

This new system will monitor emerging drug trends that will help health experts identify increasing use of designer synthetic compounds.

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New to drug testing: Synthetic marijuana

November 6, 2013 By

In our ongoing quest to help keep workplaces drug-free, we now offer a synthetic cannabinoids panel to test for commonly detected compounds.

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Quest Diagnostics tests for synthetic cannabinoids

November 4, 2013 By

Quest Diagnostics now offers a synthetic cannabinoids panel testing for AM-2201, JWH-018, JWH-019, JWH-073, JWH-250, UR-144 and XLR11 compounds.