Detecting drugs of abuse in exhaled breath

Drug testing is most commonly performed using urine samples. The methodology and regulations for reliable urine testing are well developed and can be considered the current gold standard for drug testing. However, one problem with urine testing is related to the...

Addictive oxi crisis hits Brazil

A cheap but highly addictive new drug is spreading rapidly across Brazil, leaving experts worried that the country could face a new narcotics crisis to match the one which followed the introduction of crack cocaine over a decade ago. Nicknamed “oxi” – rust – the drug...

Speed and Ecstasy Associated With Depression in Teenagers

A five year study conducted with thousands of local teenagers by University of Montreal researchers reveals that those who used speed (meth/ampthetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at fifteen or sixteen years of age were significantly more likely to suffer elevated depressive...