Category Archives: Drug News

10 facts you might not know on global drug use

The UN has published its annual report on drug use around the world. Based on data from 2010, the annual snapshot gives a unique look at patterns of illicit drug use, production and consequences. Here are 10 remarkable facts taken from the report… Continue reading

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Facts on cannabis

Find out more about the drug cannabis including: common names, properties, effects, usage, availability and the testing available. Continue reading

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The drug situation in the United Kingdom (2011): Parental substance misuse focus

The UK drug situation report is produced annually by the UK Focal Point on Drugs. With a predetermined report structure to allow for comparison betweennations, a chapter was dedicated to drug users with children in the 2011 report. The estimates of parental drug misuse are based on the primary source of data on drug users with children, which is treatment data. Treatment data cannot capture the full extent of the problem as not all problem drug users are in treatment.
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Government must not take wrong turn in setting up drug driving expert panel

Dene Baldwin, Technical Director at Concateno, comments on the annoucement of an Expert Panel being set to examine a new offence for drug driving in the UK. Continue reading

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2011 joint meeting of Forensic Toxicologists

This year’s joint TIAFT-SOFT meeting certainly had a very impressive and diverse subject content.  Many biological matrices were included from hair, saliva, urine and blood to reviewing well-established, older techniques to the very modern, cutting edge new advances in forensic … Continue reading

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