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Poppy Seeds or Poppy Cock?

While it may be true that consuming poppy seeds can affect the outcome of a drug test, a recent article on the BBC entitled ‘These foods can make you test positive for drugs’ may not be entirely accurate. The report lists a number of food types and claims they can make you fail a drug test. From an Occupational Drug Testing perspective, there are a number of questionable elements of the story… Read more

Will cannabis be legalised in the UK?

A Poll undertaken by Crystal Health Group has received more than 750 votes for whether cannabis should be legalised in the UK for recreational use.

The results show a surprising 55% in favour of legalising the class B drug. However, the drug is still illegal despite increased lobbying to relax the laws lead by the Liberal Democrats. Read more

One-off injection that alters DNA

Scientists recently unveiled a successful outcome in an animal study of a one-off injection that alters DNA and lowers cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.

The researchers hope to introduce the potential treatment into human studies in the future, as no apparent side effects were recorded in the trial.

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The use of cocaine and ecstasy in middle-class households is on the rise.

Official figures published in the last week show that three per cent of people aged 16-59 in households with an annual income of at least £50,000 said they had taken cocaine in the year to March, up from 2.2 per cent in the previous 12 months.

Use of other ‘recreational’ drugs by the country’s middle classes has also increased sharply. The proportion who had taken ecstasy was 2.2 per cent, up from 1.5 per cent in the previous year, while for cannabis the figure climbed from 5.6 per cent to 6.1 per cent.

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Should Workplace Drug Testing be Mandatory?

Our most recent poll attracted 410 votes and asked the question, ‘should drug testing in the workplace be mandatory?’ …

DNA Testing on Jeremy Kyle gets the thumbs down

Crystal Health Group recently polled 430 people and asked the question: Is the Jeremy Kyle Show the right platform for disclosing …

Poppy seeds or poppy cock part 2

Following our last blog regarding the BBC report on a positive drugs test due to poppy seeds, I thought I would follow up …