New on the Scene: Carfentanil

Opioid Crisis Continues Rampant opioid abuse remains a huge public health crisis in Canada, where fentanyl overdoses have become a relatively common scene for police and health care professionals. Now a new substance has been found on Canadian streets called carfentanil which is adding more fuel to an already uncontrollable fire of addictions and overdoses. … Continued

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Prescription Drug Testing in the Workplace

Does it belong? Workplace safety is of the utmost importance for employers and employees, which is why it is so important to have policies regarding drug and alcohol use in the workplace. But what exactly should be covered within these policies? There have been questions arising with regard to the substances that are often not … Continued

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Regulations Finalized

Lowering Safety Risks On December 2, 2016 new US Department of Transportation regulations were announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requiring employers to use their Clearinghouse Database to better track employees who have a history of breaking regulations. The National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Database contains information on commercial bus and truck … Continued

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Industry Awaits Suncor Appeal Results

Random drug testing has been a controversial issue in Canada as it juxtaposes workplace safety with employee privacy rights. The Alberta Court of Appeal is currently deliberating on ┬áthe use of random drug and alcohol testing between Suncor Energy Inc. and Unifor Local 707A and could have a decision by December 2016. This case could … Continued

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Chronic Pain and Drug Abuse

Chronic pain is a daily battle for tens of thousands of Canadians, pain management can come in many forms including strong opioid pain management regimes. There has been a huge amount of media coverage concerning opioid pain medication and its correlation to drug abuse. Over the past fews years the federal government and various provincial … Continued

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Testing for Marijuana in Canada as Legalization Approaches

The legalization of marijuana in Canada is a hot topic in the news, with debate surrounding issues from how to test for impairment to how sales and distribution for recreational users will work. The Hill Times released an article that extensively covers logistical concerns over what the legalization of marijuana might hold for Canada. The … Continued

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Ontario Human Rights Commission Drug and Alcohol Policy Review

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released a revised version of their drug and alcohol testing policy, this revision provides employers updated information concerning the legality of implementing or maintaining drug and alcohol testing programs. As the policy mainly focuses on drug and alcohol testing from a human rights context it speaks to the responsibility … Continued

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The State of Opioid Use in Canada

Overdose Increase There has been increasing media coverage on the dangers of fentanyl use Canada wide with various incidents over the past fews months of accidental fentanyl overdoses. In many of the overdose instances fentanyl was found cut into various recreational drugs without the user’s knowledge. According to a report released on October 19th by … Continued

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Being a Collector, What’s it All About?

Types of Collectors To do collections in Canada one should be a Certified Specimen Collector. This means that the collector will be aware and well versed in all aspects of collecting, processing, and interpreting results from urine, oral fluid and hair specimens. Having gained accreditation as a CSC the collector will also follow appropriate protocols … Continued

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