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"Krokodil" has hit the US! Follow-up on the Designer Drug Krokodil

We have received reports that this drug has finally hit the U.S. Two cases involving the drug has surfaced at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix are alarming anti-drug advocates and medical personnel who fear use of Krokodil might spread.
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DATCS Can Take Care of Your Louisiana Background Check Needs

Running a Louisiana background check on prospective employees is more important now than ever.  Consider the following facts. Studies show that 53% of applicants lie on their resumes or applications. One out of three business failures is caused by employee theft. Attorneys are aggressively pursuing wrongful hiring cases.  The average award in these lawsuits is in excess of $600,000.00. The consequences of hiring the wrong people can be devastating. That’s why you need the help that DATCS can provide.  We’ll vet your potential workers with a Louisiana background check, safeguarding you from putting criminals or other undesirables on your payroll.  Here are the types of checks we can conduct. The National Social Security Number Check To provide the most thorough Louisiana background check results possible, we search the social security database for information on your applicant.  Our social security numbers follow us throughout our lives.  They can reveal a host of...
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Texas Drug Test News

DATCS offers Texas drug tests for a variety of reasons, including employee drug testing. We help businesses keep their work environment safe and productive, and if an employee fails a drug test, we can assist them in finding help to overcome their drug problem. A recently-passed Texas bill is aimed to help welfare recipients have that same sobriety, accountability, and drug abuse help when necessary.   This April, the Texas state Senate passed a bill that will require some welfare applicants to undergo drug testing to be eligible for benefits. After completing a screening assessment, applicants who are considered to be at a high risk of drug use (for example, those with previous felony drug convictions, previous failed drug tests, etc.) will be required to take a drug test before collecting benefits.   Applicants who test positive for drugs will not be allowed to collect benefits for twelve months. If they...
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D.A.T.C.S. is Proud to Provide Accurate DNA Testing in Texas

Since 1989, D.A.T.C.S. has been providing accurate, quality-controlled DNA testing in Texas. Our DNA services are invaluable in paternity tests, genetic inheritance, twin zygosity, siblingship tests and much, much more. DNA testing is also indispensable in court cases, and last month, a DNA paternity test led to the reopening of an FBI case that had been closed for almost 50 years. Every child has probably, at one time or another, yelled in anger “You’re not my real parents!” And usually, this is just a normal part of growing up. But for Paul Fronczak, it turned out to be true. In 1964, newborn Paul Fronczak was kidnapped from a Chicago hospital. 14 months later, an abandoned baby in New Jersey was found that resembled Paul. The baby was returned to joyful parents, Chester and Dora Fronczak, and life seemed to return to normal. However, as the years went by, Paul Fronczak couldn’t...
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Synthetic Drugs Point Out Increased Need for Drug Testing Tyler TX Services

  When most people hear the word “marijuana”, they picture secret gardens hidden deep in the woods, planted by growers worried that their illegal farm will be spotted by police aircraft.  One image that usually doesn’t come to mind is that of a chemist mixing a batch of compounds in a lab somewhere.  But that’s exactly where the future of illegal cannabis use is headed, thanks to the growing problem of synthetic drugs.  The increasing use of these harmful substances is just one reason why drug testing Tyler TX services are more important than ever.   Synthetic Drugs: A Prescription for Tragedy Earlier this year, a tragic accident occurred in Pennsylvania when a driver who had just used a form of synthetic cannabis lost control of his car.  The speeding vehicle flew over a median strip, killing a pair of innocent people who were driving on an adjoining road.  As this...
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Get the Most In-Depth TX Background Check with DATCS

Remember the film “Catch Me if You Can”? Based on a best-selling book and true story, the film chronicles the escapades of a man who, among other things, acquires several jobs using fake resumes and transcripts-he even uses his fake credentials to get a job as a doctor and a professor. Yes, this story may be a rather extreme example of the employee fraud that can happen, but it brings up an important point: it’s crucial for employers to screen all potential job candidates before hiring. Now, everyone knows that one of the best ways to protect your business and employees is to run a TX background check on any new hires. However, as we saw in “Catch Me if You Can,” sometimes a simple check of a person’s criminal records isn’t enough to ensure their credentials and character. Maybe you’re not sure if a potential employee is being truthful about...
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Fish Tales and DNA Testing Texas

Normally when you think of DNA testing, the first things that come to mind are probably paternity testing, criminal investigations, etc. Chances are, you, like most people, probably don’t often equate DNA testing with non-human beings. Well, recently Texas DNA testing helped identify–of all things–the paternity of a fish! Yes, you read that correctly: a fish paternity test. It all started in December of 2004 when Texas fisherman Jerry Campos caught a monstrous 14 pound largemouth bass at Lake Falcon in Laredo. Campos dubbed the bass “ShareLunker 370,” and then donated it to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens as part of their ShareLunker program for spawning purposes. Recently, Allen Lane Kruse caught a big bass and set a water-body and catch-and-release record for Lake Naconiche. Texas DNA testing has determined that Kruse’s catch (weighing in at a hefty 12.5 pounds) is in fact the son of ShareLunker 370, the original...
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Customized Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy Development

bill-currentDrug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Services is pleased to announce a partnership with Bill Current, president of WFC & Associates, LLC, a consulting practice founded in 1998 to assist companies in the drug testing industry increase revenue and grow their businesses.  Bill has worked with many of today’s leading providers of drug testing and background screening services.  He has helped both small businesses and large corporations improve their return on investment in drug testing.  Mr. Current specializes in helping non-regulated businesses write drug testing policies that are in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.  It’s as easy as filling out a questionnaire to ensure your company’s drug testing policy covers all aspects necessary to build a safe, drug-free environment. Call us for more information at (903) 247-9546
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Find The Answers You Seek Through DNA Testing in Texas

Anybody that watches TV and one of the numerous shows about law enforcement and the cases police detectives work on is familiar with DNA testing or profiling. DNA testing is a test conducted by scientists to assist in the positive identification of individuals by their unique DNA Profile. DNA testing was first introduced in 1994 by a professor at the University of Leicester in England. DNA testing is also performed to identify potential matches of parents and children. DNA testing in Texas is performed by the professionals at DATCS in Longview and Tyler. Our experience dates back to the mid 90’s when Connie Hagen was first hired by a Houston company to create a drug testing facility in Longview. Determined to offer the best and professional service possible, Connie has continued to establish benchmarks for achieving outstanding results for all of her clients. What started out as a company just offering...
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Drug Testing, Texas - To Keep Everyone Safe

drug testing texas | Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance ServicesWe are constantly bombarded with news about various athletes taking performance enhancing drugs to pad their statistics and to get more money from their teams. We hear of impaired drivers on the road that are under the influence of prescription medication, illegal drugs or alcohol. Many of us have experienced or heard of employees that are under the influence of drugs in the workplace creating not only an unpleasant experience for the customer, but also compromise their own safety and the safety of co-workers. According to studies conducted, nearly 1 out of 3 fatal collisions on Texas roadways are related to alcohol. Nobody wants to be exposed to these risks. Employers as well as customers or clients are expecting the best possible service. If you need confidential and professional drug testing in Texas, Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Service or DATCS is the leading provider of drug testing in Texas. DATCS...
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Inhaled alcohol bypasses the liver and goes directly into the lungs & brain.

A relatively new practice among mostly young adults, who want to avoid the calories associated with drinking alcohol, is to "smoke" or inhale alcohol vapors. The growing trend is considered highly dangerous by experts because it bypasses the body's ability to protect itself from too much alcohol, increasing the risk of alcohol poisoning. The alcohol goes directly into the lungs and the brain, circumventing the liver which metabolizes alcohol. According to Dr. Harris Stratyner, Regional Clinical Vice President of Caron Treatment Centers, "One of the things that prevents alcohol poisoning is that you usually vomit…When you circumvent the stomach and go straight to the lungs, you don't have that ability." Inhaling alcohol can also dry out the mucus membranes in the nose and mouth, increasing the risk of infection. Source: www.ncadd.org/index.php/in-the-news/748-inhaling-alcohol-dangerous-trend
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Fast and Reliable Drug Testing Can Be Found in Longview, TX

drug testing longviewToday’s employment market is very competitive, and employers want to make sure that their employees are not only the best trained and have the right experience, employers also need to ensure that their current and future employees are able to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. One of the many ways to ensure top performance, is by having all future and even current employees undergo drug testing for legal or illegal substances, nicotine, and/or alcohol. It is common for government agencies to require periodic tests to issue or renew occupational licenses, such as commercial driver licenses. The professionals at Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Services are able to perform drug testing in Longview, TX for a variety of situations. They may include pre-employment drug testing, court ordered testing, return-to-duty testing, reasonable suspicion testing, post accident and follow-up testing. Courts may also order drug tests to make sure individuals...
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DEA Makes Three More “Fake Pot” Drugs Temporarily Illegal Today

herdrug030412a_212861a_8col  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977  Press Release DEA Makes Three More “Fake Pot” Drugs Temporarily Illegal Today MAY 16 (WASHINGTON) –Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the synthetic cannabinoids UR-144, XLR11, and AKB48 Schedule I, illegal drugs under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for the next two years.  These cannabinoids are often seen in so-called “fake pot” products that are falsely marketed and sold as “herbal incense” or “potpourri” products on the Internet and by a variety of retail stores.    Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a family of substances that act on the brain similar to delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis.  The actual chemical names of today’s controlled cannabinoids are: •         (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl)(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (UR-144); •         [1-(5-fluoro-pentyl)-1H- indol-3-yl](2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (5-fluoro-UR-144, XLR11); and •         N-(1-adamantyl)-1-pentyl-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (APINACA, AKB48). This action is based on a finding by DEA’s Deputy Administrator Thomas Harrigan that the placement of these synthetic...
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How our Background Check Services Can Help Your Business in Tyler TX

DATCS knows that more and more companies are requiring background checks in Tyler, TX. Background screening protects your business by preventing misrepresentation from job applicants and enabling your company to eliminate applicants who have shown unwanted behaviors. We at Drug and Alcohol Test Compliance Services understand your business needs when it comes to background checks in Tyler TX. We will help you by customizing a background check package with your specific needs in mind. Our background check service will help your business hire and retain the individuals who meet your company’s precise criteria. Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance Services offers a wide range of comprehensive pre-employment verification and background services to meet your employment needs. Social Security Searches report basic information, including date of birth, addresses, phone numbers,date the SSN was issued, postal records, property ownership, family members like spouse, children, or close relatives. It will also include legal notices like...
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Hospital treats drug-dependent babies in Knoxville, TN

0f7f63d6f24ba80f310f6a706700362c_original[caption id="attachment_4203" align="alignleft" width="307"] In this March 29, 2013 photo, Baby Liam receives a dose of morphine at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. The baby is one of many infants born dependent on drugs being treated at the facility. In most cases seen at the hospital, mothers had abused prescription painkillers or anti-anxiety medicines while pregnant. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) The baby is one of many infants born dependent on drugs. He is being treated at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville, where doctors and nurses are on the front lines fighting the nation's prescription drug epidemic. Drug abuse in the state is ranked among the nation's highest, according to some estimates, a fact underscored by the number of children born with signs of drug dependence. In 2008, East Tennessee Children's Hospital treated 33 infants at the hospital for drug dependence, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome. Officials there expect that...
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A Synthetic Drug Called Benzo Fury - “The Legal Killer”

benzo-fury-pellet-foil-new Today there are many different synthetic drugs which are created to simulate other illegal drugs, displaying a myraid of effects due to its toxic properties and its “unknown source.” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2013 -- Today there are many different synthetic drugs which are created to simulate other illegal drugs, displaying a myraid of effects due to its toxic properties and its “unknown source.” There is no standard in the creation of synthetic drugs because it is all up to the “illegal chemist” to decide how much of what goes into their product—not caring for the unpredictable reactions it causes to its user. Common forms of synthetic drugs may be synthetic marijuana called spice and bathsalts, which aim to mimic the effects of cocaine or methamphetamine. Another type of synthetic high called “Benzo Fury” is still legal for sale in both the United States and the United Kingdom. It...
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Complete, Efficient, and Confidential DNA Testing in Tyler, TX

Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance Service is the leading provider of Drug Testing, DNA Testing, DOT Compliance Services, Background Checks, Supervisor Training and Much More! We provide complete, full service drug and DNA testing programs to individuals, courts, schools and state and federal companies throughout the United States. We have several physical locations as well as a large network of collection sites across the country,. We are the premier provider of DNA testing in Tyler, TX. Connie Hagen is President of Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance Services.  She has over 15 years experience creating and managing fully compliant, efficient, and confidential DNA testing in Tyler, TX. Connie was determined to offer the best customer service to her clients, so she studied other successful programs and even became a charter member of a nationwide organization created for third party program administrators dedicated to drug and DNA testing. DNA testing may be performed...
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DNA Testing News

DNA testing texasDNA testing in Texas plays a vital role in paternity testing, immigration testing, custody and child support cases and more. Recently in Wyoming, new DNA testing may have the power to change a man’s life. In 1989, Andrew J. Johnson was convicted of rape and has been incarcerated ever since in the Rawlins state prison. Now, over 23 years later, lawyers for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center say that new DNA testing proves that Johnson—who has always denied any guilt—is, in fact, innocent. Cheyenne lawyer Aaron J. Lyttle has requested (and expects to receive) a new trial for Mr. Johnson.  In fact, Lyttle also believes that Laramie County District Attorney Scott Homar may even drop charges against Johnson. However, there are still issues to be considered, like the important fact that the rape victim identified Johnson as the attacker. The district attorney agrees that these new DNA results are good for...
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Drug Testing News: Pre-Employment Drug Test Positives Increase More Than 5%

An attendee holds marijuana buds at the International Cannabis & Hemp Expo in OaklandMarijuana Remains Most Commonly Detected; Oral Fluid Finding More Positives MADISON, N.J., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Job candidates subject to pre-employment drug screening tested positive for illicit drugs at a greater rate in the first six months of 2012 than in all of 2011, according to Drug Testing Index™ (DTI) data released today by Quest Diagnostics (DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. The positivity rate from pre-employment urine drug screening in the U.S. general workforce increased by 5.7% in the first half of 2012 compared to 2011, while the positivity rate from random urine drug testing in the U.S. general workforce was down 5.8%. The positivity rate in pre-employment urine drug screening for the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce remained unchanged from 2011 through the first half of 2012, but the positivity rate from random testing among these workers was down 6.7% in the first six months of 2012...
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Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Tuesday March 19, 2013 -- Some people call it "brain doping" or "meducation." Others label the problem "neuroenhancement." Whatever the term, the American Academy of Neurology has published a position paper criticizing the practice of prescribing "study drugs" to boost memory and thinking abilities in healthy children and teens. The authors said physicians are prescribing drugs that are typically used for children and teenagers diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for students solely to improve their ability to ace a critical exam -- such as the college admission SAT -- or to get better grades in school. Dr. William Graf, lead author of the paper and a professor of pediatrics and neurology at Yale School of Medicine, emphasized that the statement doesn't apply to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Rather, he is concerned about what he calls "neuroenhancement in the classroom." The problem is similar to that caused by performance-boosting...
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