Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fairytale Drug Operation Supplied Cape May, New Jersey Prison

The Cape May County Correctional Center recently broken up a "fairytale" drug trafficking operation that used children’s coloring books featuring Cinderella and Snow White to smuggle drugs into jail. The operation used a dissolved solution of narcotics which was made into a paste and then painted onto the coloring book pages and mailed to the inmates. The coloring pages, seemed like an innocent correspondent and were even addressed "to Daddy" and signed "from Emma Lee." The authorities were tipped off on the operation and shut it down.

The main drug in the paste was Suboxone. Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction and contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Buprenorphine is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin.

Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is an industry leader in providing customized drug and alcohol testing and credential tracking solutions. Contact MMC today and ask about Instant Drug and Saliva Alcohol Testing!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Man Shows Up to DUI Hearing With Open Can of Busch Beer

Keith Gruber of Swan Lake, New York was sent directly to jail after he arrived at court over an hour late for a DWI hearing. Now being late probably angered the judge a tad but the open Busch beer that Gruber was holding probably pushed the judge over the top. Gruber was later found coveting 4 more beers in a bag that he was holding. Frank LaBuda, the preciding judge asked Mr. Gruber if he enjoyed his "liquid lunch?" Gruber replied that he did and he was sorry.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy claims that drugs and alcohol cost taxpayers more than $300 billion annually in preventable health care costs, extra law enforcement, auto crashes, crime and lost job productivity. Mobile Medical Corporation's Random Drug Screening Solutions with Saliva Alcohol Testing can help employers to stem the costs of "working" under the influence.

Pittsburgh drug testing firm Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is an industry leader in providing customized workplace drug and alcohol testing and credential tracking solutions. Contact MMC today and ask about Instant Drug and Saliva Alcohol Testing!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MMC Rolling into Las Vegas for AGC’s 92nd Annual Convention!

MMC will be traveling to Las Vegas for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) 92nd Annual Convention.  The convention will provide general and specialty contractors with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to survive and thrive in the coming year. From the latest impact of state and federal regulations on the construction industry, to best practices for BIM and contract negotiations, to practical advice on labor management and green building, AGC’s Annual Convention delivers the working knowledge contractors need to improve operations, expand into new markets and build their business.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Synthetic Marijuana Popular Among Nation's Youth

In December MMC blogged about the rise of synthetic marijuana known as "K-2" or "Spice" among the nation's youth. The synthetic marijuana is a mixture of common herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that mirror the high of marijuana.  Smoking the synthetic marijuana does not result in a positive drug test.  A recent report out of Iowa sheds more light on the dangers of "K2" and how little the public still knows about the substance. 18 year old David Rozga had apparently been smoking the synthetic marijuana prior to his own suicide. David's father believes that K2 led to his son’s death. Indianola police chief, Steve Bonnett, had commented on the incident by saying, "David had a severe panic attack after smoking K2, which resulted in his death.”

The synthetic product is sold as incense in head shops, tobacco stores, gas stations, malls and convenient stores. So far, twelve states have banned the sale of Synthetic Marijuana - (Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky). The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that within the past year there have been over 500 cases of negative reactions to the still legal yet dangerous drug.

Jay Schauben, Director of the Florida Poison Control Center says, "It’s a danger to anybody who thinks this is a legal way to get high without being caught.” Schauben added, “The possible side effects include significant hallucination, cardiac effects, seizures, rapid heart rate, hypertension, severe agitation, passing out, and panic attacks.”

On the national level the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently designated certain chemicals that are present within Synthetic Marijuana to the same drug category that heroin and LSD are part of and further emphasizes the need to be able to test blood and urine for Synthetic Marijuana use.

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) with offices nationwide, offers a vast array of compatible screening solutions designed to meet any Drug Free Workplace initiative nationwide. MMC's certified collection technicians all pass a rigorous DATIA training course. MMC partners with the largest accredited laboratories in the nation which allows us to truly be involved from start to finish on every drug test we perform for our clients. All of Mobile Medical Corporation's laboratory partners are certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to meet all strict government requirements.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) 2011 Tradeshow & Conference News

MMC will be attending the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV from March 21-25, 2011. MMC will be exhibiting at the 2011 IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference (3/30 - 4/1) and Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) National Legislative Conference (4/2 - 4/5) shows in Washington, D.C. and will also be active during that week at the Oklahoma NECA National Employee Benefits Day on April 4th. In the month of May, MMC will be at the Greenbrier Resort to attend and provide sponsorship for The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) Leadership Conference (5/10 - 5/13) in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. We look forward to seeing everyone at this stellar line up of tradeshows and conferences!