Under new rules from AHPRA (Australia’s Medical Board), doctors undergoing routine drug monitoring are now required to keep their hair at least 4cm long.
This comes after a Canberra-based anaesthetist, who liked to partake in un petit peu de leftover fentanyl from surgical patients he’d anaesthetised, was unable to undergo a drug test as he’d shaved off ALL of his hair – his head, his ‘pits, his pubes. Surely just a coincidence.
Oh, and poppy seeds should also be avoided, as they can trigger a positive result for opiates. Bagel lovers beware.