pre-employment drug screening tested positive for illicit drugs at a greater rate in the first six months of 2012 than in all of 2011, according to Drug Testing Index(TM) (DTI) data released via a press release earlier this week by Quest Diagnostics. The positivity rate from pre-employment urine drug screening in the U.S. general workforce…

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Olympic organisers have said their drug testing programme is strong and “if there are cheats, we will catch them”. Doubts were raised over the performance of Chinese gold medallist Ye Shiwen but she said she would never use banned substances and British Olympics chief Lord Moynihan said she was “clean”. US coach John Leonard –…

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moving ahead with plans to develop a drug-testing policy, but whether there is enough support to produce a draft plan or implement it will depend on what emerges. Ohio is one of many states who have started implementing student drug testing. Although not popular among the youth, the justification of drug testing is pointed out…

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A bill has been proposed that would require “candidates for the legislature” to submit to drug tests, which turns the Chandler v Miller case of 1997 on its head. Illinois representative Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) has introduced HB 1402, to require candidates for the legislature to submit, along with their ballot access petition, the results of…

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drug testing requirements last October, drug testing of employees like pilots, airplane mechanics, and train operators has revealed that drug use at work is increasingly at an alarming rate. The most significant figures are that twice as many employees as previously believed are using heroin and the use of prescription painkillers on the job is…

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drug testing in the NFL has become a controversial talking point. While the NFL regards itself as having one of the toughest drug testing regulations in the North American sports industry, the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL may be telegraphing their drug tests. After the Green Bay Packers’ playoff win against the Philadelphia…

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Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on April 5–7, 2011. This will hold particular relevance for commercial drivers and the regulations that they are held to, specifically when it comes to drug testing. Currently, drug tests for commercial drivers are performed upon hire and at random. Most commercial drivers who test positive cannot return to…

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drug tests among public workers. Christchurch’s newest bus operator, Go Bus, has suspended several drivers for failing drug and alcohol tests. The company’s commercial director, Craig Worth, said some drivers had been suspended this week for returning “non-negative” results, although he would not say how many. The Press understands there are a handful. Worth said…

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