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UK prisons urged to use dipstick drug screening:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK government's inspector of prisons has called on prison doctors to begin using rapid dipstick testing for drugs of abuse. Currently, only 5% of prisoners are given random drug checks each month, because of the £70 ($115) cost of a laboratory test, Sir David Ramsbotham told a parliamentary committee. Dipstick urine tests, costing a few pennies each, could be done much more often, he said.

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