Synthetic Cannabis in Prisons and the Workplace

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Drugs and Alcohol, Racoo Screening|

Chief inspector of prisons attributes deaths, serious illness and self-harm to cannabis substitutes ‘spice’ and ‘black mamba’ Synthetic cannabis is having a “devastating impact” in British prisons and making it difficult for normal life to continue in some facilities, the chief inspector of prisons has said. Sold as “spice” and “black mamba”, synthetic cannabis has [...]

Drug use statistics

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Drugs and Alcohol, Policy, Racoo Screening|

KEY FINDINGS from the 2015/16 Crime Survey for England and Wales. Interesting information for workplace drug testing and drug testing statistics. Around 1 in 12 (8.4%) adults aged 16 to 59 had taken a drug in the last year. This equated to around 2.7 million people. This level of drug use was similar to the [...]

Cheating urine drug testing

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00July 25th, 2016|Drugs and Alcohol, Racoo Screening|

One method by which donors attempt to undermine the integrity of the drug testing process is by substituting their urine with synthetic urine. Synthetic urine is essentially water that has been fortified with various constituents such as creatinine, salts, and yellow coloring in an effort to make a specimen appear to be normal human urine [...]

Prostate Cancer instant test for Professional use

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00July 19th, 2016|Racoo Screening|

Racoo Screening has added a new Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening test to its current range of finger prick blood testing. Used for semi-quantitative detection of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in human whole blood, serum and plasma. • Early detection of prostate cancer • CE certified by European Notified Body (CE 1434) • Cut-off: 4 ng /ml Sensitivity: [...]

Inherited genes play a greater role in prostate cancer

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00July 13th, 2016|PSA Testing, Racoo Screening|

Inherited genes play a greater role in prostate cancer than was previously thought, raising the possibility of personalised treatments for the disease, research has shown. A new study suggests that around 12% of men with advanced prostate cancer have defective genes inherited from one or both of their parents. The most common affected gene was [...]

The Global Drug Survey 2016 findings

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00July 7th, 2016|Racoo Screening|

Article taken from  https://www.globaldrugsurvey.com More people shopping on the dark net, more people using MDMA & experiencing harm, synthetic cannabinoids the most dangerous drugs in the world. Excluding alcohol, tobacco and caffeine products the top 10 drugs used across the world were Cannabis / MDMA / Cocaine / Amphetamines / LSD / Magic mushrooms / [...]

Drug Testing Vital to Reduce UK MDMA Deaths

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00July 7th, 2016|Racoo Screening|

The illegality of MDMA and the lack of testing programmes in the UK is leading to the proliferation of dangerous pills and avoidable fatalities. According to the Office of National Statistics, MDMA-related deaths in the UK have dramatically increased in recent years, from eight in 2010 to 50 in 2014. As such deaths are increasing, [...]

Drug testing results in reduction

By |2017-01-30T11:26:07+00:00July 7th, 2016|Drugs and Alcohol|

Since companies first began drug testing in the U.S., their employees in the 1980s, drug use among workers subject to testing has steadily declined.     Racoo provide screening for drug and alcohol testing for businesses, DNA, infectious disease and Cancer testing. Please contact us for more information