Tranq-dope: Deadly Fentanyl-Xylazine Mix
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by Dr. Awais
11h ago
This dangerous mix of fentanyl and xylazine is causing grave concern in the U.S.  According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of fatal opioid overdoses (most commonly fentanyl), in which xylazine was detected, rose by 276%, from 2.9% to 10.9% between 2019 and 2022. A recent trend includes the occurrence of open wounds, necrotic tissue and, in some cases, amputation of a limb.  This adds a new dimension to the alarming consequences of fentanyl mixed with xylazine.  In this blog, we will explore fentanyl/xylazine abuse and its consequences ..read more
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San Francisco’s Fentanyl Overdose Crisis
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by Dr. Awais
1M ago
Drug abuse is a problem that has affected the lives of many in the United States. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS) drug and alcohol abuse costs the USA almost 600 billion dollars every year and drug overdose deaths are nearing 1 million since 2000. Drug overdose deaths are up 30% year-over-year. Drug abuse is a complex issue. Currently one of the substances or greatest concern is fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. Recent numbers show that the fentanyl overdose crisis is worsening, with increasing numbers of individuals dying due to fentanyl use. An alarmin ..read more
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Why Workplace Drug Testing Policies Matter
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by Dr. Awais
2M ago
Workplace Drug Testing Policies are vital for a conducive and productive work environment. However, some employers may not have thought to implement a functioning and efficient drug testing policy. Numerous studies have shown the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse by workers in the US which, consequently, affects productivity and performance. These negative effects include an increase in employee absenteeism, tardiness with regard to being present at work and correctly finishing work-related tasks. Moreover, this lack in performance has significantly increased the costs of operating a compan ..read more
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Infographic: TOP 8 BENEFITS OF WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING
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by Drug Test Kit USA
3M ago
Download infographic PDF Below: Infographic-Top-8-Benefits-of-Drug-Testing-at-Work-1Download TOP 8 BENEFITS OF WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING Many businesses forego workplace drug screening due to perceived costs and legal steps related to establishing a federal and state compliant drug testing policy. American Addiction Centers report that in general, less than 2% of jobs conduct pre-employment drug testing.* However, the benefits of drug testing are clear. The top 8 advantages of implementing a drug testing policy follow. by Drug Test Kit USA 1. PROVIDING A SAFE WORKPLACE Some workers who perform d ..read more
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Substance Use at the Workplace
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by Dr. Awais
3M ago
The problem of drug abuse in the workplace is a serious one in the United States. According to survey results published on July 1, 2022, 22.5% of people admit to using drugs or alcohol during work hours. One in four men and one in five women admitted to using drugs or alcohol in their workplace. According to a survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 10% of American workers reported using illegal drugs in the past month. Since 1971, America has spent over a trillion dollars enforcing its drug policy, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania. Acco ..read more
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The Current Wave of COVID-19
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by Dr. Awais
6M ago
COVID-19 has been one of the toughest challenges for the US healthcare system in recent times as the SARS-COV-2 virus continues to evolve and mutate. According to the CDC, COVID-19 has resulted in 1.1 million deaths across the US since Jan 01, 2020, and 1,430 deaths during the last week of 2023 alone. According to CDC statistics and projections, shared by Michael Hoerger, Director PMC, we are experiencing the second-worst surge of COVID-19 in the United States — 2 million new infections per day. Nearly one in three Americans will be infected during the peak two months of this winter surge. Und ..read more
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Marijuana Legalization Trend in the US
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by Dr. Awais
6M ago
Marijuana legalization is a complex issue that has been debated in the United States for more than 50 years. Despite federal prohibition, several states have taken the lead in legalizing cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, while others have decriminalized small amounts of possession. Marijuana legalization has spurred discussions about public health, Workplace safety, criminal justice, and economic rewards. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, as of April 2023, 38 states and the District of Columbia have followed suit, legalizing marijuana for medical use in s ..read more
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Navigating the Holidays May be a Challenge for Individuals in Recovery
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by Dr. Awais
7M ago
The holiday season is often a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for those in the process of recovering from addiction, it can pose unique challenges. The prevalence of social gatherings, family events, and the overall festive atmosphere can act as triggers, making it more difficult for individuals to stay on the path of recovery. In this blog post, we will explore the challenges that holidays present to those in recovery and introduce a potential solution: the use of drug test kits to aid in maintaining accountability during this challenging time. The Challenges of Holidays ..read more
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Top 8 Problems of Ignoring Drug Testing in the Workplace
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by Dr. Awais
7M ago
Failing to conduct drug testing in the workplace for your employees can bring about severe consequences for your company. The economic impact of drug dependency among staff members is estimated to surpass $80 billion each year, a staggering number that emphasizes the gravity of the situation. This drug misuse has resulted in substantial financial damages for countless organizations, making it a pressing concern for small and medium-sized business (SMBs). Aside from financial losses, there are numerous other compelling reasons why SMBs should prioritize drug testing. For example, it is imperati ..read more
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Game-Changer: FDA Grants Clearance for First COVID-19 Home Antigen Test
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by Drug Test Kit USA
8M ago
Date: November 09, 2023 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing the first over-the-counter (OTC) antigen test for COVID-19. ACON Laboratories’ Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test, originally authorized for emergency use in 2021, is now the second home COVID-19 test to successfully complete a traditional FDA premarket review pathway, and the first indicated for use in children under 18. Today’s announcement follows clearance of a molecular home test earlier this year. “This marks the latest step forward in our efforts to help test developers provide Americans with con ..read more
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