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Cansford Laboratories scientists contribute to a new book on hair analysis

The most recent advancements on the science of hair analysis are published in new book available from October 2015 from www.amazon.co.uk!!! “Hair Analysis in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology” Contents: Hair Analysis in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology, 1st Edition (1) Anatomy

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Dangers from Drug misuse are still rising. Family Drug use is a problem.

In the media recently there have been reports that while overall drug use has been falling the incidents of bad outcomes due to drug use, including death, have been rising.  Drugscope, the national Charity concluded from a report issued by

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Scientists that pioneered drug and alcohol abuse testing technology celebrate 21 year milestone

Scientists based in Cardiff that revolutionised the drug and alcohol abuse testing techniques reach 21st year milestone           Scientists based in Cardiff are celebrating the 21st anniversary of their pioneering technique for detecting drug and alcohol

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Happy Birthday – 21 years of hair testing!

The founders of Tricho Tech, and more recently Cansford Laboratories are celebrating 21 years in the field of hair drug testing, Cansford Laboratories is proud to be featured in the Western mail today.

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Article on drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone

An interesting article on the differences between Ecstasy and Mephedrone published by Medical Press has just been published which is worth reading. Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don’t understand the dangers.   http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-recreational-drug-users-ecstasy-mephedrone.html  Their data corroborate our findings when we

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Report on lethal use of legal highs

Data published by the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD) has highlighted the increase in drug related deaths due to the use of ‘legal highs’ commonly referred to as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26089126 The presence of Novel

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Alcohol an increasing problem for Children under 11

What we think… This latest BBC story highlights the issue of alcohol abuse in young children but maybe we shouldn’t separate Alcohol from Drugs.  I suspect that the same age group is having problems with drugs as well.  And why

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Wales drugs body chief backs workplace drugs testing

Wynford Ellis Owen, chief executive of the Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs was on BBC Radio Wales yesterday talking about workplace drug testing and how it appears that many employers seem to be ignoring the issue.  And how

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Firms’ worries over staff taking drugs as mephedrone use grows

An article appeared this morning (5 Sep 2013) and is following a theme that seemed to start earlier this year when Commissioner Hogan-Howe advocated more workplace drug testing.  He argued that employees could be frightened out of drug taking by

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Drug testing in Sport – things are hotting up…

Have you seen the latest news in the Guardian newspaper? Well, as you can see from this article with the English Cricket Team currently being tested for drugs, this situation is not about ‘performance enhancing drugs’. Instead, this is about

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