6/16/2018
Small businesses grapple with maze of conflicting pot laws

A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing number are simply no longer testing for pot. [...]

6/16/2018
More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

In this July 1, 2017 file photo, a person buys marijuana at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. Many employers across the country are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They're dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees. [...]

6/16/2018
Global Drugs of Abuse Testing Market Outlook 2017-2026, With an Expected CAGR of 7.1% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Jun 15, 2018--The "Drugs of Abuse Testing - Global Market Outlook " report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com 's offering. According to the publisher, the Global Drug Abuse Testing devices market is accounted for $ 3856.3 million in 2017 and is expected to reach $ 7149.5 million by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period. [...]

6/16/2018
'Great potential' for Belden drug rehab program

Belden's new drug rehab program could have far-reaching impact Belden Inc. recently began second chances to employees and prospective employees in Richmond who failed drug tests. Check out this story on pal-item.com: https://pinews.co/2MvA10W A spool of wiring sits on a pallet inside the Belden Wire & Cable manufacturing facility in Richmond on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. [...]

6/16/2018
Teen accused of murder has bond revoked after failing drug test

According to the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office, a drug test indicated Nathan Derickson, 19, had tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical found in marijuana and better known as THC, in his system. Derickson claimed he was using CBD oil to treat anxiety as advised by a doctor. [...]

6/15/2018
Pottsboro ISD to mandate drug tests for extracurricular activities

Starting this fall, the Pottsboro Independent School District will implement mandatory drug testing for students who participate in extracurricular activities. The district said it will hold mandatory informational meetings on June 19 and July 24 to discuss the new policy with parents and students. [...]

6/15/2018
Transcriptomic RNAseq drug screen in cerebrocortical cultures;...

Rare monogenic diseases affect millions worldwide; although over 4,500 rare disease genotypes are known, disease-modifying drugs are available for only 5% of them. The sheer number of these conditions combined with their rarity precludes traditional costly drug discovery programs. [...]

6/15/2018
School district discusses randomly drug testing teachers, staff

The West Las Vegas School board is debating on whether it should implement a policy that would mandate random drug tests of its teachers and staff district-wide. While some think it's a matter of student safety and teacher accountability, some staff members worry embarrassing prescriptions like their blood pressure or anxiety medication may come to light. [...]

6/15/2018
QC gov't to conduct mandatory drug tests on students even without parents' consent

The Quezon City government will now subject students in the city's public high school and colleges to mandatory drug tests even without their parents' consent. Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte made the revelation as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency stated that there is a "100 percent drug affectation in Quezon City" in all school levels. [...]

6/15/2018
Drug testers at festivals will tell you if that MDMA you bought is actually sugar

It's a harsh reality that rips families apart, and with every death, campaigners ask the question, 'were they preventable?' The tests are being used at 10 festivals across the UK this summer to give festivalgoers a rare opportunity to see what is actually inside their drugs. It might seem at odds with the usual festival scenario of doing your utmost to hide your stash before taking on the security gauntlet. [...]

6/14/2018
What to do if you're caught drink or drug driving

"If you do get caught drink or drug driving, don't panic and don't try to go it alone." Alcohol is a widely accepted part of Australian culture, with 82 per cent of us admitting to drinking at least once every week . [...]

6/14/2018
Supreme Court will not hear drug testing appeal involving oilsands workers

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a union's appeal of a key ruling about random drug testing at Suncor Energy's oilsands operations in northeast Alberta. Suncor began testing staff in safety-sensitive jobs six years ago, prompting Unifor - which represents some 3,000 workers at the site - to file a grievance claiming the tests infringe privacy. [...]

6/14/2018
Alarming increase in drugged driving deaths

More road deaths in 2017 involved drivers with drugs in their system than over the alcohol limit, figures obtained by the AA reveal. The table below shows the number of crash deaths where a driver subsequently tested positive for some form of potentially impairing drug and compares those numbers to crash deaths involving a drunk driver. [...]

6/14/2018
Florida man arrested after taking meth to sheriff's office for testing

Douglas Kelly, 49, wanted the drugs tested because he thought the person who sold them to him gave him the wrong ones, according to the sheriff's office. PUTNAM COUNTY, FL A Florida man allegedly took illegal drugs to the sheriff's office after a "bad reaction" because he believed the person who sold him the drugs gave him the wrong ones and he wanted to "press charges." [...]

6/14/2018
This is why festival pill testing should be encouraged not banned

Fraught with legalities, it's not something widely employed because, the main point is, illicit drugs are illegal. Plain and simple. [...]