PharmChek® Sweat Patch Upheld, US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2007

PharmChek® has been upheld as a valid and reliable testing methodology in over 50 state and federal courts, including the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, by The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, (Ret.), sitting by designation, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 294(a).

The PharmChek® Sweat Patch (or Drug Patch) by PharmChem, Inc. is worn on the skin for up to 10 days and uses sweat as the specimen source. PharmChek® not only acts as a deterrent to continued drug use, but also offers the following advantages:

  • Increased window of detection
  • Can be used as both a reward or a sanction
  • Detects parent drug and drug metabolite
  • Variable removal date
  • Quick application & removal
  • No urine collections
  • No undetected substitution, dilution, or adulteration
  • Gender indifferent

PharmChek® 50ct. Kit + Standard Panel (N228)

Includes Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Marijuana, PCP

PharmChek® 50ct. Kit + Standard + Expanded Panel (N229)

Includes Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Marijuana, PCP, Hydrocodone Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone

PharmChek® 10ct. Kit + Standard Panel (N225) .

Includes Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Marijuana, PCP

PharmChek® 10ct. Kit + Standard + Expanded Panel (N226)

Includes Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Marijuana, PCP, Hydrocodone Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone

...for the foregoing reasons, this Court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the PharmChem sweat patch drug testing device is a reliable scientific method for testing for the presence of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, as it was utilized during the periods in question.

Excerpt from the decision in U.S. v. Stumpf
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