Drug Testing News

12/13/2017
Champion cyclist Froome posted abnormal drug test result during Vuelta

Cycling's world body has asked Tour de France champion Chris Froome for a "please explain" after the British cyclist was found to have an excessive level of an asthma drug in his system at the Vuelta de Espana grand tour. Froome was found to have exceeded the permitted levels of the drug salbutamol on a test taken on September 20. The 32-year-old won the 2017 Vuelta to add to this year's Tour de France title, making him the first cyclist to win the double since 1978.

12/13/2017
Carol Stream police to try new drug test for high drivers; roadside screens likely to come

A new test to detect drugged driving is in the works for Carol Stream police in 2018. A new test to detect drugged driving is in the works for Carol Stream police in 2018.

12/12/2017
Random drug tests considered for some Horry County high-schoolers

The entrance to Myrtle Beach High School on Dec. 12, 2017. Students at high schools around Horry County could face drug testing as soon as next year if they participate in a sport, club, or drive on campus.

12/12/2017
Here we go again on random drug and alcohol testing

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12/12/2017
A drug testing kit which used at the roadside by Wiltshire Police

A SWINDON partygoer who took a friend's car keys from a party without asking and drove off in the car with three friends to find more alcohol has been banned from driving for two years. Jacob Thomas Salter, 24, of Sycamore Grove, appeared before magistrates in Swindon on Wednesday and admitted taking a vehicle without consent, driving whilst unfit through drugs, driving when above the legal alcohol limit and driving without insurance.

12/12/2017
Drug testing basics discussed at Construct Canada seminar

Stefanie Di Francesco, an associate at McMillan LLP in Toronto, presented a seminar at the Construct Canada conference held recently in Toronto billed Cannabis on Job Sites: Legal Insights on Impacts of Upcoming Legislation. She said while drug testing can be considered discriminatory, an employer can justify it if they meet a three-part test: the employer has adopted the test for a purpose that is rationally connected to the performance of the job; the employer adopted the particular test in an honest and good faith belief that it was necessary to the fulfilment of that legitimate work-related purpose; and the test is reasonably necessary to accomplish that legitimate work-related purpose.

12/12/2017
Experts Identify Management Strategies for Concerning Behaviors That ...

A new study, published in the , the study pinpointed the common concerning behaviors, identified management strategies and established areas of consensus on the importance of each strategy. "Due to increasing concerns about the risks of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain and limited evidence as to their benefit, the released its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in 2016," said Merlin, who completed this research while at the .

12/12/2017
Horry County Schools considering the implementation of random drug testing

The district's lawyer spoke at Monday's school board meeting about the proposed testing, informing the board members about the information they have as of now. As it is currently proposed, the testing would primarily be used for athletes and handled on a case-by-case basis.

12/12/2017
DOT to Test Safety-Sensitive Transportation Workers for Additional...

Safety-sensitive transportation workers in the aviation, trucking, rail, transit and pipeline industries, as well as certain U.S. Coast Guard employees, are required to submit to random drug testing under federal law. Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, these employees will also be tested for hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone, according to a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation .

12/11/2017
Our Ten Most-Read "Ask a Stoner" Questions of 2017

The curiosity and unfamiliarity surrounding cannabis never ceases to amaze me. Questions about smoking melted edibles and boofing pot up one's anus are always good for a laugh, but some readers them bring up significant issues and points of views that I've never considered.

12/11/2017
Here's the Top Marijuana Penny Stock to Watch for December 2017

Investors who like watching stocks skyrocket should take a look at two of the top-performing marijuana penny stocks of the year. The second remains as our top marijuana penny stock to watc h for December 2017.

12/11/2017
PHMSA Raises Random Drug Testing Rate To 50% For 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced December 8, 2017 that during calendar year 2018, the minimum random drug testing rate will be increased to 50%. Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must randomly select and test a percentage of all covered employees for prohibited drug use.

12/10/2017
British waiter facing two years in Dubai prison after testing positive for cannabis

Connor was sentenced to two years in a Dubai prison after traces of cannabis were found in his system A British waiter has been sentenced to two years in a Dubai prison after traces of cannabis were found in his system. Connor Clements, 24, moved to the UAE from Liverpool earlier this year after getting 'stuck in a rut' in the UK.

12/10/2017
Heroin, meth and marijuana found during Lebanon traffic stop

Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead Monday with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stam After pulling the driver over on East Baddour at Carthage Highway, Lebanon police say they recovered 10 bags of heroin, 3 bags of crystal meth, 3 bags of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia in the car.

12/10/2017
Plans to drug test food stamp users moving ahead in Wisconsin

Metro police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Murfreesboro Pike Sunday just after 5:30 a.m. MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead Monday with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, a move blocked by the federal government or found to be unconstitutional when other states have tried.