This increase may be due to development of new formulas of this urine that are popping up in the market that are able to circumvent laboratory tests designed to detect even the best synthetic urine. Since most of these tests are relatively outdated with some dating back to 2010, they are at times unable to detect newest formulas. Such is the confidence manufacturers have in their products that they have gone as far as to advertise that they are virtually undetectable. Armed with a home drug testing kit, employees are able to test the reliability of the product purchased. Countless drugs from so called gateway drug marijuana, to hard drugs including opiates, cocaine and methamphetamine are given the all clear proving that synthetic urine works and giving employers sleepless nights as they ponder on the efficiency of those who work under them.
While some states require that persons under parole have a probation officer present when providing a urine sample for visual inspection, this law however, does not extend to the workplace and so employees can employ such tactics to evade a positive test. Observers are of the view that legal action needs to be taken to stem this vice with certain measures been proposed including banning of sale of these synthetic urine kits. That been said however, laws are in place in several states prohibiting their sale such as in Arkansas, Illinois and Maryland meaning possession and use of the synthetic urine is outlawed. While this may well help in resolving the situation, people will come up with cleverer ways of subverting the system and the debate continues about whether or not to ban these products. What with corrupt officials allowing employees to pass tests? Or more intrusive methods like self catheterization? It seems authorities will have a lot to do with people thinking of newer ways to pass tests. Knowing the methods in use to beat the system will undoubtedly come in handy if something is to be done to do away with cheating in drug tests.
All in all, with the demand for this ‘fake urine’ rising and the trend seemingly catching on in workplaces all over, it seems the argument to take these products offs the shelves becoming more popular. However, with others of a different opinion, and with the debate among lawmakers raging on, it looks like employees are set to enjoy the pleasures of synthetic urine for a while longer.