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Kratom, the False Alternative

Kratom, the False Alternative An All-Natural Danger to the Public Health What is Kratom? A plant native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, Mitragyna Speciose has been marketed years in the form of a botanical substance known as Kratom. When consumed, Kratom provides stimulant and

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Drug Withdrawal Home Remedies

Drug Withdrawal Home Remedies Natural Detox and Home Withdrawal Dangers Opioid and heroin withdrawal is a serious affair. Nevertheless, there is a growing popularity in home remedies and natural detox methods. The attraction is understandable. We would all rather deal with health issues in the security and

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CLIA Certification Made Easy

CLIA Certification Made Easy Maintaining Compliance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment Quality assurance is a critical concept for any laboratory. In 1988, the United States introduced a set of uniform regulatory standards called the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments, or CLIA. CLIA standards apply to all clinical

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Treatment Centers Overwhelmed

Treatment Centers Overwhelmed Opioid Epidemic Declared by President On October 26th, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Under the declaration, no additional federal funding was made available to combat the crisis; however, federal agencies are being directed to devote more of

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Successful Drug Testing Labs

Starting a Successful Toxicology Lab Improving Drug Testing Profitability With headlines like “Successful Toxicology Lab” and “Improving Profitability,” you may think this article is a lead in for some dubious business venture or a less than ethical drug testing scheme. On the contrary, at Drug Testing Program

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Fentanyl – The Latest Deadly Trend

Fentanyl – The Latest Deadly Trend What Exactly is Fentanyl? With all of the buzz of our nation’s opioid crisis in the news lately, you may have heard a new word thrown around quite a bit – fentanyl. Fentanyl is a cheap, synthetic opioid that is 50

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DTPM attends Pain Week Conference

DTPM attends Pain Week Conference Drug Testing’s Role in Pain Management PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians involved in pain management.  The event, held in Las Vegas this year from September 5th to 9th, offered a diverse curriculum ranging from interventional pain management

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Drug Testing Program Management August 2017 eNewsletter

DTPM August 2017 eNewsletter How to Optimize Lab Test Costs and Improve Efficiency If you run a high-volume reference lab, you know the challenges of maintaining an adequate supply of reagents, supplies, and consumables. With hundreds of individual items to inventory and track, you may often miss the

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Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis

$1 Billion to Fight Opioid Epidemic HHS Starts Things off with $485 Million in Grants Opioids were responsible for 33,000 deaths in 2015 according to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price. In 2017, the toll continues to rise, with the New York Times reporting possible

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