Synthetic pot luck

Synthetic pot luck

A teenage boy thinks he’s smoking marijuana; instead it’s synthetic cannabis and he needs an ambulance. By LEWIS HUGHES Read the full article here: SOURCE: The Australian    

Under the influence

By: Karen Burge If the past 12 months has taught us anything, it’s that coming to work when feeling sick puts others at risk. We have responsibility for our own health and the safety of those around us. But what about coming to work under the influence of drugs? Whether it’s the city centres, urban fringes, regional areas or remote Australia, drugs are being used in our communities. And what goes on in the community can be brought to your organisation’s doorstep. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (2019) found around 3.4 million Australians reported using illicit drugs in the previous year—most commonly…

Illicit Drugs – Which countries party with pills

Sewage study shows which countries indulge over the new year. Despite deaths and hospitalisations linked to many new psychoactive substances (NPS), an international wastewater study led by the University of South Australia shows just how prevalent 'party pills' and 'bath salts' are in different parts of the world. In a new paper published in Water Research, the world's most comprehensive wastewater analysis of NPS shows the pattern of designer drug use in the 2019/2020 New Year in 14 sites across Australia, New Zealand, China, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Norway and the United States. Research from the University of South Australia show that…

What are the financial impacts of drugs and alcohol at work?

How drugs and alcohol at work can hurt your bottom line Whether you work in an office or on an oil rig, employers have a duty of care to provide a safe workplace environment. But when an employee is impaired by drugs and alcohol, the health, safety and financial consequences can be devastating. In many industries, such as road and rail transport, maritime and mining occupations, the law provides a legal blood alcohol level and prohibits workers from being affected by drugs of any kind (prescription or illicit). Other companies have their own policies about alcohol and illicit substances. This…

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Kit For Australian Health Care Professionals

The APAC Security Australia COVID-19 Antibody Testing Kit can be offered to Health Care professionals only please register your interest to purchase Rapid Point of Care Test provides COVID-19 antibody screening results in 15 minutes. APAC Security Australia markets an IgM/IgG immunoassay screening device that measures the IgG and IgM response to SARS-CoV-2. The main benefit of this Device is to find out whether a person: Has been infected by SARS-CoV-2. Has an immunological IgG/IgM-response to SARS-CoV-2 either from; Infection Vaccination The answers to these two questions can be of significant benefit, for example aiding decisions around whether a person…