Workplace Drug Testing

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Alain Verstraete, Alain G. Verstraete
Pharmaceutical Press, 2011 - Medical - 438 pages
This comprehensive text provides clear explanations of the effects of drugs on human performance and the need for workplace drug testing. It provides essential information on the regulatory and legal frameworks around the world, how to set policies and coverage of all aspects of drug analysis and the associated interpretation of results. Contents include: * Epidemiology of drug use in the working population * The evidence base and guidelines for workplace drug testing * Legal, regulatory aspects and policies for drugs and alcohol * Urine and alternative sample collection process * Analytical techniques and specimen adulteration. * Case studies of successful programmes are also included to illustrate the principles discussed. Written by internationally acknowledged experts this informative book will be essential reading for anyone interested in workplace drug testing or setting up such a system including clinical and forensic toxicologists, occupational health physicians, nurses, human resources, drug counselling and treatment providers, analytical chemists and lawyers.
 

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Contents

1 Epidemiology of drug use in the working population
1
2 Effects of drugs on human performance
35
3 The evidence base for workplace drug testing
71
4 Legal and regulatory aspects of workplace drug testing
99
5 Policies for drugs and alcohol
147
6 Urine sample collection process
175
7 Alternative matrices to urine
187
8 Analytical techniques
217
10 Interpretation of urine drug test results by the medical review officer
293
11 Guidelines for workplace drug testing
331
12 Case studies
351
13 Australian perspectives
365
14 Canadian perspectives
375
15 A New Zealand perspective
397
Index
417
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9 Specimen adulteration
249

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