Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed innovative 'lab-on-a-chip' drug-testing technology which could transform police roadside and workplace drug testing.
New Zealand's new synthetic drug legislation raises as many questions as it answers, but deserves close observation in Australia, according to a new report released today.
It is possible for drug and alcohol testing to be conveniently and easily managed in-house, without sacrificing accuracy.
At the Australian Drug Foundation, we call alcohol and other drug use the "hidden cost" to Australian workplaces because, for the most part, many businesses are blind to its impact or reluctant to face up to it.
On 17 October 2013, the Queensland Police Service accepted Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd's offer to enter into a standing offer arrangement for the provision of oral fluid roadside drug testing readers, consumables, maintenance and support.
Illicit drug use and alcohol misuse are now recognised as factors that can affect health and safety in the workplace. The same may not be true for prescription drugs.
What the new synthetic drugs have identified is actually one of the primary flaws of basing your whole drug and alcohol management strategy on testing.
Reasonable Suspicion training is a 2½-hour course designed for team leaders, supervisors and managers to assist in determining when to request a reasonable suspicion or for cause drug and alcohol test.
The Designer Drugs Session to be held in conjunction with T2013: the 20th International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference will profile synthetic cannabinoids as the new face of drug abuse, investigate the epidemiological background on the latest new drugs in Europe, present case studies on driver intoxication, and unveil new ways for screening and confirmation of the presence of these new drugs in drugged drivers.
Medvet Oral7 has recently been independently certified as a neat oral-fluid drug-testing device in Australia. The device is suitable for oral drug-testing programs in safety-sensitive industries such as construction, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas.
The WA government today announced the Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) will be joined.