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Newt Gingrich Suggests Drug Testing All Recipients of Government Aide

This week Republican candidate Newt Gingrich suggested that the federal government drug test recipients of government aide. Gingrich spoke to Yahoo’s Chris Moody, stating that “It could be through testing before you get any kind of federal aid. Unemployment compensation, food stamps, you name it.” He also recommended that by ending government benefits to drug […]

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New Jersey High School Drug Testing Program Gets Positive Feedback

This school year Waldwick High School located in New Jersey began a mandatory drug testing program for all students in Grades 9-12 who are participating in extracurricular activities. So far, this new drug testing procedure has not deterred any student from signing up for sports and clubs, said the school’s principal, Kevin Carroll. There have […]

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Federal Judge Blocked Florida’s Drug Testing Laws

Florida’s new law regarding welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. Judge Mary Scriven says it may violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment for unreasonable search and seizures. This ruling comes in reaction to a lawsuit that was filed by Luis Lebron, a 35 year […]

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School Decides To Use Random Dog Searches Instead of Random Drug Testing

After bath salts were discovered at Camden Hills Regional High School in Maine, the administration has agreed to not randomly drug test the students, but will instead use drug sniffing police dogs. Five Town Community School District Superintendent, William Shuttleworth, stated that “No school is ever safe if drugs are flowing through the veins of […]

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Drugged Driving Creates Roadside Drug Testing

We as a nation know the dangers of drunk driving, but what do we know about “drugged driving”? Drugged driving is considered to be anyone that is driving under the influence of any drug that impairs motor skills, reaction time and/or judgment. This is a huge concern because as is with drunk driving, not only […]

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ACLU Sues Florida for Welfare Drug Testing

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is suing the state of Florida because they believe the new drug testing law that went into effect on July 1st is unconstitutional. This law requires any newly welfare applicant to pass a drug test before receiving public aid. The ACLU says this constitutes an illegal search and they […]

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New Drug Testing Bill in Arizona Defines Impairment for Medical Marijuana Patients

A new drug testing bill entitled House Bill 2541 has been passed in the Arizona Senate and is currently awaiting Gov. Jan Brewer’s final signature for approval. This bill has been created to give employers more protection in their drug testing policies. If the Governor signs, this bill will go a long way in protecting […]

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New Jersey Middle School Begins Random Drug Testing

One school in the Warren County school district in New Jersey has planned an attack policy to battle substance abuse among the youth. The Belvidere School Board has expanded a new drug test policy to reach students within middle school. They have instituted a random drug and alcohol testing policy for sixth-seventh, and eighth-graders attending […]

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NFL Changes Drug Testing Program

The NFL has adapted a new drug testing program which will now test the players for human growth hormone a minimum of once a year and can include multiple substance testing on the same player. In order to test for the growth hormone, a blood sample will be required by the player. This will be […]

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