• 03-24-08: Confirm BioSciences launches HairConfirmâ„¢ Prescription

     Confirm BioSciences launches HairConfirmâ„¢ Prescription at-home kit Offering empowers individuals to prevent abuse of illegal narcotic, doctor-directed medicines


    SAN DIEGO – March 24, 2008 – Confirm BioSciences announced today the availability to HairConfirm Prescription at-home testing kit to empower individuals to prevent the abuse of both illegal narcotics and doctor-directed medicines in their home and business. The product is an extension of the company’s original HairConfirm offering, and detects not only illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin and marijuana, but also prescription medications like Vicodin. “I can tell you first hand how easy it is for families to dismiss the visible signs of drug abuse in a loved one,” said Leigh Lehmann, a HairConfirm customer who purchased the kit for a family member. “But numbers don’t lie, and the detailed information provided by this product will help bring people together to deal with it.  I wish I had done this years ago!”  


    HairConfirm Prescription is the first of its kind, and tests for 12 different types of illegal and prescription drugs.  The product measures the molecules embedded inside the hair shaft, eliminating external contamination as a source of a positive result.  Since hair growth is fed by the bloodstream, the ingestion of drugs of abuse is revealed by analyzing a lock of hair. HairConfirm test results cannot be altered with shampoos, bleaches or other external chemicals.

    The advantages of HairConfirm over urine-based, testing kits include:


    Longer window of detection – months instead of 48-72 hours.

    Cost-effective and time saving – a “lock” of hair hair test vs. 18 urine samples for three-month profile.

     5 to 10 times more sensitive test than urinalysis.

    Easier to collect, store and transport.

    More dignified method to use.

    A full drug history report. Data can differentiate between recreational user and addictive user. An estimated 20 percent of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.The association also noted that abusing medicines such as narcotic painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers and stimulants can lead to addiction.  

    “HairConfirm has been well received by parents and employers because of its ability to show a 90-day drug history as well as actual levels of narcotics used by the individual,” said Zeynep Ilgaz, CEO of Confirm BioSciences.  “Offering a version that can also detect prescription medications is a natural evolution of our mission to ensure the safety of individuals against the dangers of drug abuse.”

    HairConfirm Prescription’s suggested retail price is $89.99 including lab fee, shipping, and analysis report. The results are 100 percent confidential; no personal data is required for purchase.  For information is available at www.confirmbiosciences.com.

    About Confirm BioSciences
    Confirm BioSciences is a global leader in the field of Lab Testing for Drugs of Abuse. The Company has developed diagnostic hair follicle test kit, HairConfirm for the detection of drugs of abuse and urine-based SteroidConfirm for home-based use. For more information, visit www.confirmbiosciences.com. 


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