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HealthStar Merges with DriverCheck

TORONTO, Ont. - DriverCheck and HealthStar Enterprises Corporation have merged their drug and alcohol testing businesses following the Oct. 1, 2004 acquisition of HealthStar's operations by DriverCheck.


TORONTO, Ont. – DriverCheck and HealthStar Enterprises Corporation have merged their drug and alcohol testing businesses following the Oct. 1, 2004 acquisition of HealthStar’s operations by DriverCheck.

The new entity has become Canada’s largest player in the drug and alcohol testing industry, commanding about 75 per cent of the market for drug testing services.

Under the new entity, the DriverCheck wing will service the trucking industry, while the HealthStar division of DriverCheck will service non-trucking industries. DriverCheck/HealthStar provides drug and alcohol testing 24/7.

Dr. Barry Kurtzer, president and senior medical review officer at HealthStar since its inception, has taken on the position of Chief Medical Review Officer (MRO) and will play a predominant role as expert witness should the need arise. DriverCheck president Dr. Chris Page will continue to perform the MRO function along with Dr. Kurtzer.

The country’s provincial trucking associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance will continue to be significant supporters of DriverCheck/HealthStar and cooperative efforts will be undertaken, according to CTA officials.

As a result of the merger, clients will enjoy additional benefits, including: Ability to connect clients to a Web-based electronic management system (eManda), which will allow clients to manage their entire program online and confidentially access results hours sooner than the old-fashioned email/fax system.

For more info contact DriverCheck at 1-800-463-4310 or visit www.drivercheck.ca


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