Positive Pre-Employment Drug Tests on the Rise

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Positive Pre-Employment Drug Tests on the Rise A recent study by Quest Diagnostics shows that the number of positive pre-employment drug tests is on the rise. Their study showed that the number of employees pre-testing positive for drugs has increased for the first time in a decade. The study further indicates that the majority of the increase is due to the legalization of marijuana in many U. S. states. Legalization of marijuana puts employers in a tough situation. Although marijuana is legal in some states, it...

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Fingerprint technology used in drug testing

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Fingerprint technology used in drug testing A team of researchers from the Netherlands and England at the University of Surrey recently found that fingerprint technology can be used in drug testing. Drug testing is generally an uncomfortable experience, using hair, blood, or urine. But with this new technology, drug testing can be accomplished using nothing more than a person’s fingerprints. Researchers believe that the applications for this test could be far-reaching. For instance, the University of Surrey...

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Spotting the Signs of Addiction in Your Teen

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Spotting the signs of addiction in your teen Getting your teen to tell you about their day can be difficult enough, even when they aren’t trying to hide anything from you. However, when it comes to addiction development, it is imperative that as a parent you stay vigilant and be on the lookout for any warning signs. In 2012, the NIDA (The National Institute of Drug Abuse) estimated that just over 14 percent of high school seniors in the United States abused prescription drugs. That figure doesn’t include the...

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Politicians and Drug Testing

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Politicians and Drug Testing Many politicians have admitted to drug use in their past.  However, it seems that some are actually using drugs while in office.  This raises the questions as to whether or not politicians should be required to submit to drug testing. The huge show that Toronto Mayor Tom Ford has made with the discovery of his cocaine abuse use while in office has many people wondering.  Congressman Trey Radel has also been charged with cocaine possession.  The Florida Republican was sentenced to...

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