Category: Drug Testing

Introducing drug testing in your workplace for 2019

Drug related incidents are on the rise in the workplace. It impacts the safety and welfare of your employees, visitors and customers. Productivity, quality and staff morale can also be adversely affected. So it can be a big issue to deal with for your business. Read more

Do you think doping occurs in UK Athletics?

Doping in sport is in the headlines again. Crystal Health polled 170 people and asked ‘Do you think doping still occurs in UK Athletics?’ Read more

Should Workplace Drug Testing be Mandatory?

Our most recent poll attracted 410 votes and asked the question, ‘should drug testing in the workplace be mandatory?’

The results of the poll were as follows: Read more

Illegal drugs tested at an arts and music festival

In a first for the UK, visitors to the Secret Garden Party, an arts and music festival held annually at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, were given the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to determine their content before they took them.

Around 200 people used the testing facility, which had the blessing of the local police and council.

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The use of cocaine and ecstasy in middle-class households is on the rise.

Official figures published show that 3% of people aged 16-59 in households with an annual income of at least £50,000 said they had taken cocaine in the last year, up from 2.2% in the previous 12 months.

Use of other ‘recreational’ drugs by the country’s middle classes has also increased sharply. The proportion who had taken ecstasy was 2.2%, up from 1.5% in the previous year, while for cannabis the figure climbed from 5.6% to 6.1%. Read more

GMP will NOT be enforcing tough new drug-driving law over concerns about the equipment.

Officers and medical experts have expressed concerns over the screening device and the ability to uphold the new legislation in court, as well as insufficient training.

A tough new law against drug-driving comes into force next week – but Greater Manchester Police will not be enforcing it.

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Semi Identical Twins Identified

The New England Journal of Medicine has reported only the second known case of “semi-identical” twins. Nichola …

Introducing drug testing in your workplace for 2019

Drug related incidents are on the rise in the workplace. It impacts the safety and welfare of your employees, visitors and …

Are Drink Drive limits set too high?

A recent article on the BBC website asked the question ‘Are drink-driving limits too high?’ The UK’s drink-drive …