Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DEA Envokes Power over Chemicals in Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic Marijuana
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently evoked its emergency scheduling authority to control five chemicals used to make so-called "synthetic marijuana" products. Except as authorized by law, this action makes possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the United States.

The five chemicals that are on the controlled substance list are:


Bath Salts
The Drug Enforcement Administration recently temporarily banned certain chemicals that are used in legal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts", calling the chemicals an "imminent hazard" to the public.   The DEA describes "bath salts", which have nothing in common with products long-used in bathing, as a sort of imitation cocaine or LSD – a substance that while legal, has not been approved by the FDA for human consumption and has been linked to violent, sometimes deadly outbursts by users. Varieties of "bath salts" are sold under different labels in corner stores across the U.S. as well as online and have prompted thousands of calls to Poison Control nationwide.

To read more on Synthetic Marijuana visit here

To read more on Bath Salts visit here

Call your local MMC office Today to learn more about these dangerous drugs and chemicals that are sold in local convenience stores and novelty shops nationwide!

Pittsburgh 888-662-8358
Baltimore 866-458-8951
New York City 718-777-8358
Cleveland 877-688-8358
Sacramento 866-914-3921

Monday, September 19, 2011

Alcohol Abuse Costly Worldwide

Stories From Around the Globe...

Salem, Oregon: police say a drunk driver who caused a crash that cut power to more than 2,000 customers was too drunk to go to jail.

Ohioville, PA: Man on lawn tractor charged with drunken driving.

Russia: Russian flight navigator was drunk on vodka when plane crashed killing 47.

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 Testing with Saliva Alcohol Testing can help employers to stem the costs of "working" under the influence. Pittsburgh, PA based 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 Saliva Alcohol Testing!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - Mobile Medical Corporation Helping to Safely Rebuild Ground Zero

Mobile Medical Corporation Salutes Construction Workers at Ground Zero as NYC Skyline Grows
Mobile Medical Corporation applauds the construction workers at ground zero for their hard work and is proud to be part of the safe rebuilding effort at Ground Zero. One of the first of six skyscrapers that will be on the site altogether is the Freedom Tower also known as One World Trade Center. One World Trade Center now stands at 78 storeys and will eventually soar to 104 floors, or 1,776ft, becoming the tallest building in Manhattan when it’s completed in 2013.

MMC's Mobile On-site Medical Testing Unit contributes to the safety protocols of the construction efforts by providing drug testing services to certain contractors who are working on Ground Zero construction projects. When it comes to compliant and multi-leveled substance abuse testing programs, Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) 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.

For information on all of MMC's On-Site Industrial Medical Services please call an office nearest you!

Astoria, NY- 718-777-8358

Pittsburgh, PA - 888-662-8358

Cleveland, OH - 877-688-8358

Baltimore. MD - 866-458-8951

Sacramento, CA - 866-914-3921

Paramus, NJ - 201-265-3791


Friday, September 2, 2011

Drug Test Survey Shows Hawaii, Arkansas and Oklahoma Lead the Nation for Methamphetamine Use in the Workforce

Hawaii, Arkansas and Oklahoma lead the nation for Methamphetamine Use in the Workforce.  States above the the national average for positive workplace drugs tests for methamphetamine in 2010 were:

Hawaii - 410% greater than the national average
Arkansas - 280% greater than the national average
Oklahoma - 240% greater than the national average
Nevada - 180% greater than the national average
California - 140% greater than the national average
Wyoming - 130% greater than the national average
Utah - 120% greater than the national average
Arizona - 100% greater than the national average
Kansas - 80% greater than the national average