Drug Testing News

1/18/2018
Waikato medics caught on camera taking drugs

Figures obtained by Stuff under the Official Information Act show 19 staff at the Waikato DHB have been stood down, disciplined, or sacked for drug or substance abuse between January 2015 and September 2017. Waikato DHB reserves the right to drug-test employees who have an accident or "significant event" at work .

1/17/2018
Bond Revoked: Tulsa Murder Suspect Fails Drug Test Four Times

A Tulsa County judge revoked bond for a murder suspect. William Bridges' bond was revoked after a court services officer testified that Bridges tested positive for meth four times since his arrest.

1/17/2018
New Canmore policy could include drug testing for employees

Canmore is working on a drugs and alcohol policy for civic employees that could include drug testing as the town prepares for the upcoming legalization of marijuana. Canmore is working on a drugs and alcohol policy for civic employees that could include drug testing as the town prepares for the upcoming legalization of marijuana.

1/17/2018
More than 150 people arrested during Greater Manchester Police's...

PICTURE POSED BY MODEL..File photo dated 03/12/14 of a man demonstrating breathalyser equipment as a stricter drink-drive limit has come into force in Scotland, prompting warnings that drivers in England who have one drink could be over the limit when the MORE than 150 people were arrested during Greater Manchester Police 's Christmas and New Year crackdown on drink and drug drivers. The None for the Road campaign saw police make 152 arrests and breathalyse or drug test 923 motorists between December 1 2017 and New Year's Day.

1/17/2018
Dozens detained in Christmas drink drive campaign in Norfolk

The month-long campaign, which launched on December 1, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A total of 947 tests were completed, with 81 drivers providing positive readings.

1/17/2018
Your Views Wednesday, Jan. 17

California just took the "next step" by enacting a law giving people the right to buy recreational marijuana. State Question 788 in Oklahoma, to approve medical marijuana, is just the first step in the same direction here.

1/17/2018
AACC Releases Practice Guidelines for Using Laboratory Drug Tests to...

WASHINGTON AACC has issued a new guideline detailing how healthcare providers can use laboratory tests to manage treatment of pain and prevent prescription drug overdoses. Especially relevant in light of the worsening opioid epidemic, the guideline emphasizes increased collaboration between clinicians and laboratory experts as well as the use of more precise drug tests as key to identifying pain patients who are abusing their opioid prescriptions.

1/17/2018
WWE tag team champion arrested for DWI

WWE tag team champion Jey Uso was arrested over the weekend for DWI after performing at a live event in Texas, according to police. The 32-year-old, whose real name is Joshua Samuel Fatu, was busted early Sunday in Hidalgo, just miles away from the Mexican border.

1/16/2018
N.J. schools crack down on vaping

Ramsey students who violate the policy will be suspended for five days for the first offense and will not be allowed to take part in any athletic, extracurricular, or after school activities for seven days. Students caught using e-cigarettes - commonly called vaping - or in possession of vaping devices can, in an increasing number of northern New Jersey school districts, be found in violation of substance abuse policies.

1/16/2018
Employee's Refusal To Take Drug Test Could Not Support Age And Gender Discrimination Claims

A federal court in Massachusetts dismissed the age and gender discrimination claims of a long-term employee who was fired after he refused to take a "reasonable suspicion" drug test. Tombeno v.

1/16/2018
No drug tests yet for City's traffic enforcers: Tomas

EVEN if it's the second time a traffic enforcer was caught in a drug bust, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena said there is no need to let all the staff of the Cebu City Transportation Office undergo a mandatory drug test. "There is no need at this point to have everybody tested because one traffic enforcer has committed a violation," he said.

1/16/2018
Opinion: Don't let Big Marijuana profit at NJ's expense

A recent Record and Northjersey.com article on marijuana legalization cited a study by the law firm of Brach Eicher, projecting that legalization of recreational marijuana would generate $1 billion in tax revenues for New Jersey. What this projection fails to take into account - and what marijuana advocates never mention - is the societal costs to our communities that will greatly exceed any potential tax revenues.

1/16/2018
Researchers Race to Devise a Roadside Test for Driving While High

The police sergeant's voice was quiet but firm. She told the college student exactly what he was going to do, and then he did it.

1/16/2018
Ohio Drug Recovery Experts Warn Against Sending Addicts to Jail

Drug addiction counselers are speaking out against a bill that would send an ex-convict to jail if they fail a drug test. They say this proposal uses the judicial system to solve a health-care crisis.

1/16/2018
Courts

Daniel J. Lotzgesell, 38, of Fairmont was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; fined $610, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year unsupervised probation, complete chemical assessment, follow recommendations of evaluation, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing at the request of agent or a licensed peace officer, attend MADD impact panel, no same or similar. Additional charges of fourth-degree driving while impaired, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving without a valid for vehicle class or type, were all dismissed.