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31-year-old-man facing charges for impaired driving

February 2020
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On Tuesday, a man from Thunder Bay, Canada was arrested for driving under the influence and charged with: Possession of a schedule 1 substance. Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs. Failure to comply with a judicial release. Thunder Police Service officers investigated following a call at around 5:45 pm and

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Scots drug summit on 26 February 2020

February 2020
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The Scottish government has picked Glasgow as the location for a drug summit. In the same venue, a day later, a UK government conference on the same topic will take place. The Scottish take summit will focus on the problem of drug use on a local level. Both governments have faced criticism of allegedly scoring

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Over half US dental opioid prescriptions exceed recommended supply

February 2020
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In the US, dentists often prescribe opioids for dental pain management. A new study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that over half the prescriptions exceed the recommended three-day supply. Also, 29% of dentists prescribe stronger opioids than called for by the post-procedure pain management plan. The study found opioid over-prescribing by dentists

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Masterson Holdings introduces fingerprint drug testing

February 2020
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Construction group, Masterson Holdings, will use random fingerprint tests on their employees to check for the presence of drugs. The tests work by analysing sweat from fingertips, and the results are available after 10 minutes. The company selected this method, rather than urine or saliva-based tests because it is quick, portable, and unobtrusive. Andrew Chowings,

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