Drug tests expand.
On the heels of a recent announcement by the National Institute on
Drug Abuse that Ecstasy use is on the rise, American Bio Medica Corp.
(Kinderhook, NY) stated that its at-home drug testing kit can screen
urine for the drug, which is also known as MDMA, E, XTC, or Adam. The
Rapid Drug Screen has yet to be approved for consumer use, but the
company noted that physicians can administer the test. The same company
also announced that its 9-panel Rapid Drug Screen has received a design
patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The test simultaneously
tests for THC, cocaine, opiates, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines,
methamphetamines, and barbiturates. Finally, the test maker launched its
new "industrial" version of the Drug Detector at
September's American Society for Industrial Security meeting in
Orlando, Fla. The product is a spray that detects drug residue on flat