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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Service Update

Obtaining Evidence for Drug and Alcohol Misuse - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 08/04/2020 - Introduction of new mobile collection serviceFTS continue to provide sample collections during the current COVID-19 pandemic Because the child's safety is paramount; where there is a likely risk substance misuse could... Read more

admin, Wed Mar 03 2020

FTS Coronavirus Update

As concerns related to the spread of Coronavirus / Covid 19 and the potential implication for businesses and their customers should infection levels increase significantly over the coming weeks and months, we wanted to update our clients on the steps that Forensic Testing Service Ltd. are taking to protect our... Read more

Mark Burns, Fri Mar 03 2020

Fentanyl drug deaths rise by nearly a third in England and Wales

Fatalities linked to synthetic opioid increased by 29% in a year, according to ONS figures Deaths caused by the drug fentanyl rose by nearly 30% last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. Fentanyl has been found mixed with street heroin, causing accidental overdose in users. The drug can... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Sep 09 2018

Ireland to legalise cannabis for specific medical conditions

Patients with multiple sclerosis, severe epilepsy, or undergoing chemotherapy could be given drug despite safety fears Ireland is set to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions, after a report commissioned by the government said the drug could be given to some patients with certain illnesses.... Read more

Mark Burns, Sat Feb 02 2017

Highs and Lows of MDMA

MDMA - that’s 3-4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine to you - is a synthetic stimulant in the amphetamine family. It was first synthesised and patented in 1912, originally as an intermediate product when developing another medication. Its psychoactive properties weren’t initially realised, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that it began to... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Jul 07 2016

Investigation launched into dangers of ‘legal highs’ after Manchester sees a huge rise in use

Health chiefs have launched a major investigation into the scale and dangers of soaring 'legal high' use in Manchester. Public health officials at the town hall have commissioned an in-depth piece of research into ‘new psychoactive substances’ amid growing concerns about their effects. Academics at Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Nov 11 2015

biggest ever cannabis factory ever found in South Yorkshire

A gang member involved in the biggest ever cannabis factory ever found in South Yorkshire has been jailed for 18 months. Police officers acting on an anonymous tip-off raided the industrial warehouse and found nearly 5,000 cannabis plants with a potential street value of £4.2 million. ... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Feb 02 2015

Deaths from legal highs soar by 700 per cent as UK faces new drug crisis

Worrying figures revealed 97 users died after taking the lethal new drugs in 2012, compared to just 12 in 2009. Last night experts called on the Government to give police the power to shut down “head shops” selling the substances. The Centre for Social Justice revealed Britain has the highest... Read more

Mark Burns, Mon Dec 12 2014

Taking the you know what!

'Congratulations, you're pregnant': What Egyptian drug test officials told male bus driver who tried to pass off his wife's urine as his own A bus driver who tried to avoid a being caught out in a drugs... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Nov 11 2014

Unprecedented growth in legal highs

The unprecedented growth in "legal highs" has led to 348 new types of synthetic drugs appearing in more than 90 countries in every region of the world, the UN drug agency has reported. The UN office on drugs and... Read more

admin, Thu Jul 07 2014

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