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USDTL now GSA Cerified

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USDTL Now GSA Certified Contractor

DES PLAINES, Ill. (May 25, 2012) – Des Plaines, IL,—We are pleased to announce that United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. (USDTL) has been awarded a 5-year Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract (V797P-2097D) from the Department of Veteran Affairs as part of the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule which went into effect February 15, 2012. USDTL received the award for Schedule 621II Medical Laboratory Testing and Analytical Services as a certified small business enterprise.

VA Centers around the nation can now utilize USDTL’s state-of-the-art, long-term alcohol and drug biomarkers to assist with the treatment of chronic substance abuse. The contract also allows OB/GYN practitioners at all US military hospitals access to USDTL’s state-of-the-art toxicology services for newborn meconium and umbilical cord tissue testing for prenatal exposure to substances of abuse and heavy alcohol use.

USDTL is a leader in the toxicology industry; bringing new and innovative services to market to assist healthcare professionals to solve complex addiction issues. Government purchasers may contact Client Services at (800) 235-2367 or to obtain more information and to coordinate specimen collection instructions and supplies.

Joseph Jones, Vice President of Laboratory Services
(800) 235-2367


News You Can Use – Newborn

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Red Magic synthetic cannabis sied by DU Page County Sheriff's (DuPage County Sheriff photo) Synthetic pot dangerous, hard to recognize – ABC 7 –

Spring Break Ritual Could Lead to Brain Damage

War Veterans with Mental Health Diagnoses More Likely to Receive Prescription Opioids for Pain

Wyoming kidney failure outbreak linked to “Spice” drug

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office raids stores accused of selling synthetic drugs: Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie L…

Huffington Post guest columnist Michael Friedman, LMSW, reviews the signs of prescription painkiller misuse.

Addicted at Birth
The Multidisciplinary Counterdrug Task Force Training: A Partnership Between the Florida National Guard and St. Petersburg College has developed a broadcast focusing on drug addicted infants.

Every day, babies are born addicted to prescription medications. They scream and twitch as their tiny bodies withdraw from the drugs their mothers took during pregnancy. All around the country, this problem grows as the number of prescription addicts rises. What can be done?

The broadcast is one hour long and is called Addicted at Birth. See how doctors, nurses, and other professionals treat these tiny addicts and why it is so expensive and time-consuming. You’ll learn why some pregnant women do not seek help during their pregnancy and why abruptly stopping prescription use can be harmful for both mother and the baby. Hear how law enforcement and other emergency responders play a big role in insuring help for the newborns.

Key Concepts:

  • Understand the scope of the problem
  • Learn how prescription-addicted babies are treated
  • Understand why some pregnant women do not seek help
  • See how law enforcement and emergency responders play a role in protecting these babies

For more information or to view the broadcast, please click here.


An Interview with Dr. Michael Sucher, MD

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Michael Sucher, MD
Medical Director, President and Contract Manager, Greenburg and Sucher PC.


News You Can Use – substances of abuse

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Bath Salts – This terrible and relatively new type of drug is a growing problem across the United States. Here are some links to find out more:

From NIDA:

From MDPV:


News You Can Use: Newborn Health

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As promised we are offering this week’s News You Can Use in Newborn Health.

Heart test that saved baby now recommended for all newborns: 

A Warning for pregnant women who want a holiday drink: (FASD)

Acetaminophen concentrations changing; for infant safety check the dosage:

At United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc., one of our goals is to keep you up-to-date on news in alcohol and substances of abuse testing. Throughout the year we will be gathering information and posting it here. Tuesdays will be for adult/teen alcohol and substance of abuse testing.

To begin, we are excited about a recent paper on phosphatidylethanol testing. Following is a link to the abstract:

In other news:

Grundy County, IL bans synthetic drugs:

Drug Free Homes has a new program that has successfully reduced teen drug use in African American populations:

Teen marijuana use on the rise nationally, binge drinking also a local concern:

Keep an eye on the blog as Thursdays we will present news you can use for newborn health.

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