The Future of Drug & Opioid Testing
Everyone knows drinking and driving is a serious epidemic, which is why there are various practices, devices, and regulations put in place to ensure the safety of all others on the road. These devices commonly include breathalyzers, which have been long used as a reliable source in determining one’s blood alcohol level. However, we are all also aware about the horrific opioid epidemic sweeping our nation at a frightening pace. More and more people are abusing heroin and prescription opioids, which has called the drug testing industry to a new challenge: detecting those who are driving while under the influence of drugs.
While marijuana is the 2nd more commonly detected drug in the blood of those who have been in collision, nearly 50% of people who were involved in fatal car accidents tested positive for an opioid or prescription drug in the year 2010. We at FastestLabs® can only imagine this number has worsened through the years.
While there is a sincere need in the market for a device to accurately test whether one is under the influence of drugs while driving, developing this kind of item is not yet possible. There are a number of obstacles, such as measuring the substance’s vapor pressure, as well as the fact that it would take too long to measure THC or other drug-inducing properties.
However, we at FastestLabs® are on the lookout for an innovative product. Our CEO, Dave Claflin, highlights Lifeloc Technologies for its current research of an accurate, reliable, and cost-effective breath test for drugs.
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The testing lab industry is in great demand. Whether you are wondering about joining us as a franchisee or are instead a company or business owner considering the health status of your employees, our team at FastestLabs® welcomes you.
Contact us by calling (210) 361-7778.