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The Problems With Drug Testing

Two investigations document the questionable methods used in many studies, and the lack of oversight the FDA seems to have over the process.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Science / Technology

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

State seeks to fire social worker accused of using child as 'bargaining tool' in drug deal

A state social worker is facing conspiracy, bribery and official misconduct charges in Lexington after allegedly using a child as a bargaining chip in a drug deal.

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KXII-TV Sherman

Bonham ISD may enforce a stricter drug testing policy

Daniella is a Bonham native thrilled to be starting her journalism career in Texoma, and telling stories in the area where she grew up.

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Related Topix: Bonham, TX, Education Etc., Drugs, Marijuana

WHAS11

UofL looking into drug policy changes after death of cheerleader

She was considered an elite cheerleader and a great athlete for the University of Louisville.

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Related Topix: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Forbes.com

Can You Fire Employees Who Smoke?

Despite data showing that each smoker costs their employer nearly $6,000 in lost productivity and higher medical costs, employers are still bound by laws when it comes to smoker discrimination.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

MarketWatch

Regeneron shares on cholesterol drug test

Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. jumped in morning trading Wednesday after the biotechnology firm announced its cholesterol drug alirocumab met the company's primary goals in nine Phase 3 tests.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Silicon Alley Insider

The NFL's Drug Testing Policy Is Completely Ridiculous

Cleveland Brown's wide receiver Josh Gordon tested positive for marijuana in May, and may face a year-long suspension as a result of multiple positive drug tests.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

World News Report

Colorado and Washington's Legalized Marijuana, Not So Legal, as Discussed by HR ProFile

Colorado and Washington States Are Pioneering More Than Just How to Produce, Distribute and Sell Legalized Marijuana; Now These States Must Explore the Legal Conundrum That Comes Along With It In light of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, companies are navigating uncharted waters as to drug testing protocol for employment ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, us Travel, Travel

Insurance Journal West

Louisiana Parish Audit Finds Most School Bus Drivers Not Drug-Tested

An internal audit has found that the Caddo Parish school system has been testing far fewer bus drivers than it should for drugs and alcohol.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

BloodyElbow

Vitor Belfort talks life after ban: 'TRT doesn't give you spinning kicks, uppercuts'

Vitor Belfort says he's fighting "in another dimension" and expects that the removal of TRT will have no impact on him.

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Dominion Post

Government has not asked CAA about random drug testing

Two and a half years after a balloon piloted by a known cannabis user crashed, killing all 11 people on board, the government has not asked the Civil Aviation Authority for its view on random drug testing, an inquest was told.

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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

After Rejecting Pot Prohibition, The New York Times Still Rejects Pot Smokers

Over the weekend, as you may have heard , The New York Times ran an editorial saying "the federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Publishing, Media, New Times, Marijuana

Ohio.com

Technicality in Browns WR Josh Gordon's failed drug test could aid appeal, Pro Football Talk reports

A technicality in Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon's reported failed drug test might help his case as he appeals a potential suspension, according to reports published Tuesday by ProFootballTalk.com and ESPN .

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Worcester County Times

Woman accused of bringing heroin to jail

Woman accused of bringing heroin to jail Salisbury woman, 22, was at detention center for scheduled drug test.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Wicomico County, MD

State of Maine

Maine Department of Labor Seeks Employer Feedback on Drug-Testing Statute

The Maine Department of Labor is soliciting the input of Maine businesses and other organizations regarding the current statute governing employee-testing for alcohol and drug use in the workplace.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Drugs

Washington Examiner

Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

CGF chief executive Mike Hooper says Tuesday that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning gold in the 53-kilogram division last Friday.

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WKRN

16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.

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WQXI-AM Atlanta

Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

Goal.com

Fifa: No systematic doping in football

Following on from the results of the 2013 Wada Testing Figures, the world football body disclosed to Goal that it believes most positive doping tests are due to social drugs Fifa claims there is no systematic doping culture in football and that most positive tests are individual cases usually involving recreational drugs.

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This Week Community News

District looking at options to curb drug use

Data on drug abuse is prompting Bexley City Schools officials to open a dialogue about what can be done to create a good environment for learning and student wellness.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Law, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Education Etc.

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