K2/Spice has become a more widely abused new psychoactive substance in the US, with more than 100 people overdosed in New Haven, Connecticut in August.
Randox Toxicology offer the most comprehensive Drugs of Abuse (DoA) test menu across multiple forensic matrices. Our level of expertise in toxicology research and development allows us to adapt quickly to the ever-changing market influences and develop assays for current and novel drug trends.
The US drug death overdose rate is more than double the rate of 12 developed nations across the world, and reached a record high of 71,568 overdose deaths in 2017. This is largely attributed to the increase in opioid use.
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) regularly produces reports detailing the current situation of drug use and drug-related deaths throughout European countries. Below is a quick overview of the drug problem in Italy.