June 7, 2013
Russian schools will introduce a program of annual drug tests that will be able to detect traces of drugs up to six months after they have been consumed, Marina Myagkova of Moscow Narcology Center said on Thursday.
“We will test pupils’ blood for amphetamines, barbiturates and opiate-specific antibodies. The antibodies remain in the blood for five or six months,” Myagkova said.
The first drug tests were carried out in 2005 among 713 university students. “We got shocking results: 72 of the students taking part in the research used drugs. This is 10 percent.”