NMS Labs Stands Up to Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs, Suspending Annual Across-the-Board Price Increase in 2010 for Esoteric Lab Tests

From Business Wire:

NMS Labs announced today that it would not issue an across the board price increase for over 2000 of its esoteric lab tests in 2010. As other costs within the healthcare space continue to go up, this action to protect pricing will help customers continue to obtain important valuable medical insights from the innovative, unique and hard-to-find testing that NMS Labs provides.

Dr. Eric Rieders, President and CEO of NMS Labs affirms the company’s commitment to innovation, quality and maintaining NMS Labs as a good corporate citizen. He goes on to say, “Except for a selection of very rare tests that are more costly to perform, we are able to avert an across-the-board price increase scheduled for March 1, 2010 by passing along efficiencies attained through intense company-wide LEAN initiatives.”

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Also from Business Wire:

NMS Labs Offers Law Enforcement Officials a Powerful Tool to Assist with Enforcing the Ban Of Salvinorin A & B

NMS Labs is the only known commercial laboratory to offer a chemical test that can detect Salvinorin A & B (the active drug and metabolite of the hallucinogenic herb Salvia divinorum) in a person’s blood, plasma, or urine. This test uses the most advanced laboratory technology (LC tandem mass spectrometry), ensuring the results are highly specific and legally defensible.

NMS Labs National Director of Forensic Services, Dr. Barry Logan commented, “As more states have worked to regulate the use and possession of Salvia, NMS Labs saw the opportunity to assist with the enforcement of these laws. We are well positioned to do so as a forensic toxicology lab with close to 40 years experience working with the law enforcement community.”

These tests were developed and are performed according to accreditation standards set by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB).

Dr. Logan further explained, “We [NMS Labs] are proud to serve as an integral part of the criminal justice community by providing the most comprehensive testing available and outstanding expert services for trials and litigation. Through our innovative test development, NMS Labs has shown itself to be passionate about public safety and providing science in the service of justice.”

Posted: 1/20/2010 3:03:00 PM

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