11/21/2018
Driver of vehicle branded with drug slogans returns positive reading

There's nothing like drawing attention to yourself during a police enforced traffic operation. But that's exactly what the driver of this vehicle did during last week's Operation Manning on the Pacific Highway, south of Taree. [...]

11/20/2018
Eating and driving is not OK as police fine motorists

If you use Google Maps, apply make-up or even eat fast food in the car while at the wheel, you might well be charged for careless or negligent driving. And as The Standard understands, under section 65 of the Road Safety Act 1986, this could include eating a hamburger or even yoghurt while driving. [...]

11/20/2018
RTI acquires Chicago-based credentialing organization

RTI International is increasing its portfolio and forensic toxicology research with the acquisition of the Medical Review Officers Certification Council. The Chicago-based company, abbreviated MROCC, is a nonprofit that credentials qualified physicians who review and interpret drug test results as medical review officers. [...]

11/20/2018
Under new plan, FDA hopes to cut use of dogs in veterinary drug trials

As part of a new effort to cut the use of dogs in drug trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday launched an initiative to keep canines out of studies for certain veterinary medicines. The project is aimed at "bioequivalence" trials -- studies conducted to test whether a new generic version of a drug is equivalent in effectiveness and safety to an existing medicine. [...]

11/20/2018
GBI: Nearly 20 percent of those killed by cops test positive for meth

Handcuffs couldn't stop Jesse Thedford. From the back of a patrol car, the 32-year-old was able to slide behind the wheel of a Carroll County deputy's car, according to police. [...]

11/19/2018
Tasman Mayor Renews Call for Proactive Driver Drug Testing

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne is encouraging the government to develop a proactive roadside drug testing regime that would allow appropriate drug testing at the roadside to help improve safety on the region's and New Zealand's roads. "We know that drugs and alcohol have been a contributing factor in a significant number of crashes on Tasman District roads over the past year. [...]

11/19/2018
Griffin Conine, Jeff's son, banned 50 games for drug test Source: AP

We collect zip code so that we may deliver news, weather, special offers and other content related to your specific geographic area. We have sent a confirmation email to {* data_emailAddress *}. [...]

11/19/2018
ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila

Almost P400,000 worth of "kush" or high-grade marijuana were confiscated from six individuals, including a woman, in a mall in Mandaluyong City during a buy-bust operation led by the Manila Police District Station 5 on Saturday evening. The suspects were identified as Michael Dankin, 26, of No. [...]

11/19/2018
Legal pot makes workplace testing a challenge

In an era of legalized recreational marijuana and medicinal cannabis, employers have been increasingly concerned about use in the workplace, impairment, and hiring challenges associated with drug testing, according to Amanda O'Leary, planning and research associate for the Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Standards. Approximately 25 business people attended a breakfast forum on marijuana in the workplace hosted by Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 1 at the Wentworth Event Center. [...]

11/19/2018
McHenry man accused of delivering Xanax fails drug test

A McHenry man was free on bond when he showed up to court Friday, but security officers escorted him from the room in handcuffs after a probation officer read aloud the 21-year-old's drug test results. Jacob Reis, who is accused of delivering Xanax to a woman who later overdosed, was ordered to return to the McHenry County Jail after testing positive for Xanax, heroin and marijuana Friday morning. [...]

11/17/2018
Cynthia Calvillo does not want to be defined by positive marijuana test

Cynthia Calvillo was invited to the High Times Cannabis Cup earlier this year. She attended the event as an honored guest. [...]

11/17/2018
Cotton candy or meth? Woman sues Monroe Co. over false drug test results

A Monroe County woman says she spent nearly four months in jail because a roadside drug test falsely labeled a bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine. A Monroe County woman says she spent nearly four months in jail because a roadside drug test falsely labeled a bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine. [...]

11/17/2018
Prosecutors: Former nurse stole nearly 2,000 pain pills

WEBVTT STORY. REPORTER: RED FLAGS FROM THE PHARMACIST AND A BILLING DISCREPANCY BROUGHT THE THEFTS TO LIGHT. [...]

11/17/2018
Air Force Academy cadet accused of cocaine use, lying faces court-martial

An Air Force Academy cadet will face court-martial next week on charges of cocaine use and lying to investigators. Junior cadet Ethan Walton, who came to Colorado Springs as a football recruit, faces a maximum sentence of five years in a military lockup on the drug charge. [...]

11/17/2018
New RIDE question: 'When was the last time you enjoyed cannabis?'

When you're stopped at a roadside sobriety checkpoint this holiday season, be prepared to answer two questions instead of just one. Aside from the expected "Have you had anything to drink?" query, for the first time police are also asking motorists about drug consumption - prompted by the legalization in October of recreational marijuana. [...]