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Update - ALC Note to members on potential manipulation of drug and alcohol test results

This note initially dated 2.12.17and was last updated on 7.12.17.  

On 22 November 2017 we alerted members to the Government’s announcement that the police are investigating the potential manipulation of drug and alcohol test results carried out by 2 companies: Trimega Laboratories Ltd and Randox Testing Services. In summary, the issue is that there may be individuals who will have been the subject of hair strand testing (HST) for drug and alcohol use in family court cases between January 2010 and April 2014 and who may be concerned about the reliability of these tests given the Government’s announcement. There may also be other individuals who were involved in such cases and who may also be concerned, even if those individuals were not themselves the subject of HST. To read the note click here