—Company will re-enter the employment market with oral fluid drug tests–
Kinderhook, N.Y., May 20, 2019 – American Bio Medica Corporation (OTCPK: ABMC) announced today that on May 23, 2019, its Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction (Consent Decree) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been vacated and the case has been closed. This action resolves a long-standing inability of the Company to market and sell oral fluid drug tests in the employment market. The Company is now allowed to sell oral fluid drugs tests in the employment and insurance markets under a limited exemption set forth by the FDA on July 11, 2017. Notwithstanding the Consent Decree (which initially resulted from a jurisdictional issue in the employment market), the Company, through FDA audits, has remained fully compliant with cGMP regulations.
Chief Executive Officer Melissa A. Waterhouse stated, “We are excited about the new sales opportunities that now exist for ABMC. We have been out of the employment market for oral fluid drugs tests since 2013. We have continued to sell OralStat in the U.S. forensic markets and in markets outside the United States but, certainly not at the sales levels we were reporting pre-2013. We are very hopeful that gaining access to this market again will enable us to see near term revenue growth and in the longer-term, enable us to add significantly to our annual revenue.”
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About American Bio Medica Corporation
American Bio Medica Corporation manufactures and markets accurate, cost-effective immunoassay test kits, primarily point of collection tests for drugs of abuse. The Company and its worldwide distribution network target the workplace, government, corrections, clinical and educational markets. ABMC’s Rapid Drug Screen®, Rapid ONE®, RDS® InCup®, Rapid TOX® and Rapid TOX Cup® II test for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in urine, while OralStat® tests for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in oral fluids. ABMC’s Rapid Reader® is a compact, portable device that, when connected to any computer, interprets the results of an ABMC drug screen, and sends the results to a data management system, enabling the test administrator to easily manage their drug testing program.
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