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  • Evaluation of On-Site Oral Fluid Drug Screening Devices

    I am very excited to share with you the attached study summary (Download) and the full report available on request (to ) of a recent oral-fluid device comparison by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US. This is a trully independent trial of  saliva drug test devices internationally recognised as used for drugged driving policing and may help you in YOUR choice.

  • Drug use among older adults a 'hidden epidemic'

    Drug abuse among people over 65 year olds is a hidden and growing problem globally, international experts say, and worrying trends are emerging among New Zealand's older people too.

  • Testing for fairness

    [QUOTE] My regret is that we embarked on a testing regime that would lead to the loss of a number of our best people because of their lifestyle choices. It is sad and disruptive..

  • Legalising Cannabis and What it Could Mean for Construction Industry

    Cannabis has been around since the dawn of time and has been used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. As discussions regarding the legalisation of cannabis continue in New Zealand, what impact could it have on our Industry?

  • Are cannabis users unfairly targeted at work?

    With unemployment at record lows, more people on the jobseeker benefit than ever before and an acknowledged shortage of skilled tradespeople, a serious question must be asked: Are some capable people being kept out of work unfairly owing to their occasional use of cannabis? It’s a question well worth posing, not the least because cannabis metabolites can stay in the system long after impairing effects wear off.

  • Open letter to Chloe Swarbrick

    Dear Ms. Swarbrick,

    RE: The efficacy of cannabis testing using oral fluid samples

    As an individual deeply involved in drug and alcohol impairment detection, I was surprised and very disappointed in the views you expressed during your recent interview with Jack Tame on the topic of cannabis law reform.

  • Prescription opioid use in New Zealand has risen dramatically

    Doctors are accused of inadvertently creating thousands of addicts, many of whom don't even know they're dependent.

  • Cannabis law reform, the referendum and the fallout for workplaces management of increased Cannabis access and use

    When New Zealanders head to the polls in 2020 they will be asked to vote on one extra question – should marijuana be legalised for personal use.

  • Dräger DrugTest® 5000 Now verified to the new AS/NZS 4760:2019

    Those wanting choices in workplace drug testing and a solution for applying the new NZ Oral fluid drug testing Standards, AS/NZS4760:2019, just released in March 2019 didn’t have long to wait for a solution to their needs. Inscience and Draeger have worked quickly to gain verification to the new Standards.