With many reports about the prevalence of drug abuse among miners, the organisation responsible for ensuring that acceptable safety and health standards are established and practised within the mining industry is now calling for the development of better drug testing methods to combat the problem, according to a report by Asleigh Stevenson for ABC. (more…)Read More
In this day and age, we all know a lot of things about drugs, particularly the illegal kind. We’re already aware of how dangerous they can be when abused, both in the short term and in the long term. Then again, for all the things we know about drugs, there are still a lot of things about them that many of us are probably still in the dark about. Here are 10 facts about drugs you probably didn’t know.Read More
For drinking orange juice mixed with alcohol while on duty at a hospital in Wirral, United Kingdom, a female nurse was meted a six-month suspension, according to a report by John Siddle for Liverpool Echo. (more…)Read More
Crystal methamphetamine, popularly known in Australia as ice, is one of the more dangerous illicit drugs out there. As a powerful stimulant, crystal meth use can lead to convulsions, bizarre, and erratic behaviours in the short term among other things. Long term users, on the other hand, are exposing themselves to permanent damage to the vessels of the heart and brain, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and many other serious health issues.Read More
Developed by Parke-Davis in 1962, Ketamine is being marketed as an anaesthetic in human and veterinary medicine. It has, however, become a popular recreational drug due to its capability to produce a dissociative state. Users usually report a sense of detachment from one’s physical body, as well as hallucinations.
Ketamine, which is also known as Special K, K, ket, kitkat, super k or horse trank, comes in a white or off-white powder form or a clear liquid form. Users usually inject, snort or swallow Ketamine when using, but there are users who prefer to mix it in a drink, or smoke it with tobacco or cannabis.Read More
Employee drug testing has been around for some time, with more and more employers recognising its benefits as far as health and safety in the workplace are concerned. However, employee drug testing has always been a tricky issue. There are a lot of legal factors to be taken into consideration, and that is why we have been constantly reminding employers that if they’re thinking about instituting an employee drug testing program, they should run it by their lawyers first before implementation to avoid any legal issue that may arise. (more…)Read More