Tag: K2

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

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

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

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

By   /  December 16, 2014

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

By   /  November 3, 2014

National Drug Early Warning System
This new system will monitor emerging drug trends that will help health experts identify increasing use of designer synthetic compounds. Continue reading

By   /  August 26, 2014