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We love staying in the know. Now we blog about it. Keep up to date on company news and promotions. Enjoy educational seminars and stay informed with industry related news atricles, trends and compliance. 

Benzodiazepine: Important Information About the Often-Abused Depressant

Benzodiazepines, most commonly known as the prescription drugs, Xanax®, Valium®, Halcion®, Ativan® and Klonopin®, can be very helpful to those who need it. Unfortunately this medication has a high risk of dependency and can lead to abuse. Join our Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, for another LIVE  recorded educational webinar about the commonly prescribed yet commonly abused depressant. Learn about the importance and dangers of Benzodiazepine and how and why you should be testing for it.

Xylazine: An Emerging Threat and What You Need to Know

Most of us have probably heard something in the news about Xylazine. The powerful veterinary sedative and anesthetic, often referred to as “Tranq” on the street, is becoming more commonly abused across the US. In this recorded live session, Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, will talk about why this is important, things you should know, and what you can do to detect use and help fight this new emerging threat. 

New Test Option on the Horizon

New Test Option on the Horizon

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know I try to keep my topics educational. However, sometimes something new and interesting on the horizon is worthy of its own announcement, if only to determine if anyone else is excited about the potential as we are. In fact, more than ever, we would love to have feedback from you on the potential usefulness of this new test.

State of Designer Opioids

The state of designer opioids is an ever changing landscape. When it comes to powerful street drugs such as designer opioids it is important to understand what is being produced and what to look out for. Chief Product Officer takes a deep dive into understanding current trends of designer opioids.

Adulterant Demonstration

Adulteration is an issue that most have encountered at one time or another in drugs of abuse management programs. Patients, or donors, sometimes go to great lengths to adulterate a specimen in an attempt to avoid a positive test result. In this video, Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, discusses the importance of using and reading adulteration test strips correctly along with a hands on demonstration.

Gas Station Dope

In the latest NTS-U Webinar, join Chief Product Office, Eric Malis in discussing drugs of abuse commonly found at gas stations, convenience stores, and smoke shops; most of which are in legal gray areas. 

Know Your Substances: Cocaine

Know your substances! This on going series covers everything you should and need to know about the substances you’re testing for. Being well informed is one of the best ways to stay ahead of the curve. This episode will cover everything you need to know about Cocaine

Drug Trends and Emerging Threats

In this episode of our ongoing educational webinar series, Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, will be discussing trends among popular drugs, as well as new drugs to be on the lookout for 2021.

Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment Awareness

Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment Awareness

National Test Systems is proud to have partnered with Addiction Rehab Treatment to help raise awareness of Fentanyl use, addiction, withdrawal and treatment to help combat the spread of this deadly opioid in communities around the nation. Click this post to access the full article.

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