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highlighted the sudden popularity of the mystery drug among housewives. Tis benzodiazepine drug is also recognized for being in the medicine cabinets of celebrated entertainers such as Elizabeth Taylor, Tammy Faye Bakker and Elvis Presley. Street names for this drug include yellow V’s, blue V’s, dead flower powers, foofoo and sleep aways. Brand names of the drug include Valium®, Diastat® AcuDial and Valrelease®. Tis month’s mystery drug is the diazepam. ❚


Amy Gallup received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. She has been with Quest Diagnostics in Lenexa, KS since 1997


and has held various positions during her tenure including Toxicology Initial Testing Supervisor for more than 12 years. In her current role as Laboratory Supervisor, Amy has responsibilities with diverse functions throughout the toxicology laboratory. These include method and instrument validations, project organization and management and expanding her workplace drug testing knowledge in the laboratory. Amy will be transitioning into a new position at the end of 2016, where she will be working as a transformation leader within Quest Diagnostics, focusing on quality and operating management. In this role, her concentration will be on project management, efficiency and optimization of laboratory departments and engagement of staff.


Medical professionals and the general public greatly supported use of the mystery drug, and its popularity helped to launch


Hoffmann-La Roche into becoming one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide.


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