The Updated COAA Canadian Model And Drug Testing In Canada

The Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) recently published version 5.0 of their “Canadian Model”, The Canadian Model For Providing a Safe Workplace: Drug and Alcohol Guidelines And Work Rule v5.0. This version features a welcome increase in both clarity and readability, and a number of sections have been overhauled, including a much-improved section outlining … Continued


Why You Need Class III Medical Devices

A medical device must be licensed for a particular purpose by Health Canada before it can be sold in Canada. Depending on the risks associated with that device’s use, a device would be licensed by Health Canada as Class I, II, III, or IV following the Medical Devices Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act, … Continued


New Product from Express Diagnostics

EDI launches K2 Spice test. Express Diagnostics is excited to offer the DrugCheck® dip urine test for K2 or “Spice” with a cutoff of 25 ng/mL, the lowest cutoff for synthetic marijuana on the market. The DrugCheck K2/Spice Test is available in multi-panel cup and dip, as well as single test strip or dip cassette.


Top 10 Adulterants — And How to Catch Them

Despite its name, there is a lot more to drug testing than just testing for drugs. Was the sample diluted? Was anything added to the sample? Was the sample even urine? Without the right adulterant screen, a set of tests that determine whether a sample was altered or substituted, even Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) tests … Continued