News & Industry Bulletins

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

President Obama Announces New Moves to Fight Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic

Today CNN reported the Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Law Enforcement Sees More High-Potency Marijuana, Called “Shatter”

On March 3, 2016, Join Together - a news aggregation service from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - shared news that drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in Houston are seeing an increasing amount of a type of high-potency marijuana known as “shatter,” ABC7NY

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Some Fentanyl Pills Being Sold as Other Painkillers

On March 1, 2016, Join Together - a news aggregation service from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - reported that law enforcement officials say they are seeing increasing cases of the potent opioid fentanyl being sold as other painkillers, such as oxycodone or Percocet.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Dominion Diagnostics Maintains Leading Role in 2016 National Conference on Addiction Disorders

Dominion Diagnostics has announced that it will maintain its role as Title Sponsor of the 2016 National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), an event which provides an opportunity for addiction professionals to connect and engage with national experts and resources each

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Lure of the Lab: Larry Andrade's unconventional route to R&D leadership

The rise in opiate abuse and the emergence of synthetic drugs with street names like “n-bomb,” “bath salts,” and spice” have increased the demand foraccurate drug testing and monitoring services.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dominion Diagnostics Named Among 2015 Winners of Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island

Dominion Diagnostics has been announced by Providence Business News as one of 34 winners in the fourth annual Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island recognition program.  The honor was largely based on Dominion's ACHIEVE Health & Wellness Program.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Arrest Underscores China’s Role in the Making and Spread of a Lethal Drug

Although the use of spice has decreased in recent years, according to some surveys, the drug continues to be sold by street dealers, as well as openly on the Internet and at smoke shops and other retailers, as potpourri or incense with brand names like Scooby Snax and Black Diamond.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dominion Diagnostics Named One of Rhode Island’s 2015 Best Places To Work by Providence Business News

Dominion Diagnostics, a leading national provider of drug testing, medication monitoring, and clinical support services, has been named one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work.  

Friday, May 1, 2015

"Flakka" is Latest Synthetic Drug to Worry Experts

A drug known as “flakka” is the latest synthetic compound to raise concern among public health experts, Fox News reports. Flakka is a tweaked version of bath salts.In some cases, Flakka can cause heart palpitations and aggressive, violent behavior, the article notes. Use of the drug can affect the kidneys, leading to kidney failure or death.Flakka use has recently been reported in Florida, Ohio and Texas.

Monday, March 2, 2015

FDA Expands Use of Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

The drug Vyvanse, which is being aggressively marketed as a treatment for binge eating, is classified by the federal government as having a high potential for abuse, The New York Times reports.