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Teachers Strike Due to Random Drug Testing Policies

In Illinois the Illini Bluffs School District 327  are on strike due to a new random and suspicion-less drug testing policy. The teachers feel that this is an unnecessary policy and that the school district is on a “power play,” to gain control for future negotiations and are taking revenge against the teachers. Other schools within […]

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Drug Testing Children’s Artwork for Prison Contraband

  Drug testing prison letters and pictures? Nationwide prisons are seeing a new drug fad hitting the inmates and the prison officials are on to it. Prison officials now have to drug test suspicious incoming mail sent to the inmates. Usually on children’s coloring pages, you can find a drug Suboxone hidden within the pages. […]

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New Drug Testing Law for Truckers Will Close Current Loophole

Each year there is an average of 3.2 million truckers on the road. According to the Department of Transportation 500,000 trucks will get into accidents, causing 98% of the truck drivers involved to be killed. Studies also show that trucks are involved in 2.4% of all traffic accidents while one person is injured or killed […]

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Drug Testing for Prescription Drug Abuse Controversial in the Workplace

Prescription drug abuse is soaring in the United States. The numbers of accidental overdose deaths are increasing at an alarming rate with over 20,000 people in the United States dying each year from prescription drug overdoses. The age range with the highest death rates? Studies say 35-44 year-olds. The number of deaths caused by accidental […]

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Effects on Teen Drug Testing

Dealing with peer pressure for teens and children is a crucial skill that can often set the path for their futures. The human need to fit in and gain acceptance from peers is normal, and at an impressionable young age- the wrong choice can prove deadly. When faced with the peer pressure of drugs, a […]

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Tate Suspended 50 Games Due to Positive Drug Test

The Padres’ former first round draft pick, Donavan Tate, 20, has been suspended for 50 games due to a positive drug test. The drug test showed that Tate had been using synthetic cannabis best known as “Spice” or “K2”. The effects of “Spice/K2” have the same effects as marijuana.

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Drug Testing in the Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that it costs employers around $75 to $100 billion yearly to pay for drug abuse in the workplace. These costs consists of lost time, accidents, healthcare and workers compensation costs. Not to mention that the employer can also feel the impact from tardiness, absenteeism, turnover attitude problems theft, decreased productivity, crime and violence.
It is due to these issues that most employers, including the majority of all Fortune 500 companies require an applicant and workers to participate in drug testing. The purpose for this drug testing is that it is mainly a safety issue and to lessen these consequences from substance abuse.

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School’s Give Random Drug Testing

In an attempt to decrease drug abuse problems some schools are beginning to give random student drug tests. Public schools are legally allowed to only perform random drug tests on students who participate in extracurricular activities.

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