Military Drug Positive Rates in the European Theater Drug Rates in Europe

    Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Lukey, BJ
    Acting Chief, Quality Assurance Division, U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    Shimomura, ET
    Staff Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD

    Little, JS
    Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    Fuhrmann, LS
    Quality Assurance, 10th Medical Laboratory, Landstuhl,

    (Received 12 May 1992; accepted 1 August 1992)

    Abstract

    Urine samples were collected from Air Force and Army service members within the European Theater and analyzed for drugs of abuse employing radioimmunoassay and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS). Data collected from January 1985 through December 1991 indicate that the total positive rate decreased from 4.67% to 0.69%. Of the drugs tested, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was the drug abused most in the European Theater during this time period.


    Paper ID: JFS13404J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13404J

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    Title Military Drug Positive Rates in the European Theater Drug Rates in Europe
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30