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College Prep School Celebrates Five Years of Drug Testing

Christian Brothers College High School is celebrating five years of mandatory drug testing this school year. Within these five years over 5,000 drug test were given and only a total of eight students had to withdraw from this college prep school. Jane Eschmann, the schools assistant principal and administrator stated, “We think that’s a pretty […]

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Georgia Lawmakers Introduce Controversial Drug Testing Policy

Lawmakers in the state of Georgia will be introducing a controversial policy to start drug testing welfare recipients. This controversial drug testing policy began earlier this year in Florida and has spread nationwide. Currently in Florida the policy has been put on hold temporarily due to possibly violating the Fourth Amendment on unreasonable search and […]

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Eleven NFL Players Face Discipline for Positive Drug Tests

Eleven NFL players are facing serious consequences for testing positive for drugs, according to a Yahoo! Sports news article. The NFL players were promised by DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players’ Association Executive Director that for 30 days after the summer’s lockout there would be no drug testing. Unfortunately, he gave the players wrong information, because […]

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Workers For Toronto Transit Are First to Take Random Drug Testing

For years the management of the Toronto Transit Commission have been promoting random drug testing for the workers. This month the TTC board granted them permission to do so. “At this stage there is lots of details that we need to work out,” said Karen Stintz the TTC chair. “We need to work out how […]

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Expanding Number of States Proposing Mandatory Drug Tests for Program Recipients

This year an expanding number of states are looking to implement mandatory drug testing for recipients of welfare, food stamps, unemployment and other benefits. According to The New York Times there are currently legislators in 36 states that have proposed required drug testing for people who receive welfare benefits. These laws have passed in states […]

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Employers Having to Upgrade Drug Testing Procedures to Include Prescription Drugs

Within this last month there have been a total of 37 arrests due to drug charges at a Boeing aircraft plant. The Boeing employees were arrested and accused of purchasing or selling painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs at a plant in Philadelphia. Officials researched the plant for a time frame of four years using undercover investigations […]

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Why School Drug Testing Is So Important

Substance abuse in schools interferes with a student’s ability to learn, disturbs the teaching environment, and also negatively affects other students. For these reasons some schools administer random student drug testing in the hopes to prevent drug abuse. There are two main reasons for this. The first one is that due to the randomness of […]

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Failed Drug Testing Numbers Exaggerated by Gov. of South Carolina

It seems that South Carolina Gov. Nikkie Haley needs to be more careful of what she says, especially when it comes to drug testing. The Governor stated that she couldn’t back up claims on her statement that half of the applicants who wanted to work at the Energy Department Savannah River Site failed drug tests […]

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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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