RAPID SELF TEST Inc., announces National Partnership to supply “over-thecounter”
Drug Test Kits at all Walmart, Rexall, Pharmachoice and Pharmasave
locations across Canada beginning March 2018

November 30.2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada — (RST CANADA) – Rapid Self Test, manufacturers on-the-spot drug test kits.
It is the same principle as a home pregnancy test, except it tests for drugs. “We believe that with the epidemic
outbreak of drug abuse in Canada, at home drug testing will become an essential commodity to the Canadian
population” – Shawn Walia, President RST Canada.

Providing legal, affordable and Health Canada Licensed drug testing kits available at the retail level, allows
any person whom is worried about a child, family member, friend, employee or wants to test themselves, the
ability to buy a RST Home Drug Test Kit at any major pharmacy in Canada, and administer the test privately.
The RST Home Drug Test kits tests are not only available over-the-counter at pharmacies, our tests are
covered by Provincial Healthcare Programs, meaning that if a patient cannot afford to purchase the test, they
can visit a doctor and the test can be administered at a clinic or physician’s office.
When does Drug Abuse become a problem?

“Some Canadian’s use drugs because they have become physically or psychologically dependent on them. It
does not matter whether the drug is mild or strong, whether it was first used for medical or non-medical
purposes, or whether it is used legally or illegally. What defines a drug addicted person, is when that person
is using a particular drug and experiences discomfort or withdrawals after they stopped using that drug”
– Shawn Walia, President RST Canada.

What is happening in Canada?
The Public Health Agency of Canada reports that at least 2,458 Canadians died from apparent opioid-related
overdoes in 2016. That amounts to seven people a day dying from opioid use.

“We have hundreds of calls from parents informing us that they believe their kids are using drugs and wish to
buy our tests, but want to avoid visiting an addiction clinic or the family doctor. Parents will always be the
front line for preventing drug addiction, detecting drug use at the early stages is the most helpful step a
family can take, before it reaches to a point when it becomes out of control. Now that our Government is
moving forward with the legalization of marijuana, parents now, more importantly than any time before, need
to educate themselves and understand where resourceful tools are easily available. We are hopeful that we
can partner with various District School Boards across the country, to work together to distribute tests to
parents, especially to those whom are unware that these at home drug tests exist. We are hoping to create a
Coalition with the School Boards for a safe and drug free Canada” – Shawn Walia, President RST Canada
[Attached RST Home Drug Test Products, available March 2018 at most major pharmacies]

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