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  • Daugaard: Drug Testing for Welfare 'Somewhat Insulting'

    01/25/2016 12:02:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KSFY ^ | Jan 22, 2016
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a measure to require some welfare applicants to pass drug tests would be a waste of money and "somewhat insulting." Daugaard said Friday that he hasn't previously been enthusiastic about similar proposals. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto is the measure's main House sponsor. Her plan would require applicants under 65 to be drug tested before receiving food stamps or cash assistance.
  • Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

    06/15/2015 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2015 5:05 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case was being watched closely by employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Colorado became at least the fourth state in which courts have ruled against medical marijuana patients fired for pot use. Supreme courts in California, Montana and Washington state have made similar rulings, and federal courts in Colorado and Michigan also...
  • Dem Suggests Kids Should Be Drug-Tested Before They Can Inherit From Their Parents

    03/19/2015 5:51:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Italian Long Distance Runner Accused of Using Fake Penis to Beat Doping Test (Devis Licciardi)

    09/24/2013 6:00:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 24, 2013 | Jon David Kahn
    A 27-year-old long distance runner is facing disciplinary action after allegedly filling a fake penis with clean urine in order to beat a doping test. Devis Licciardi had just finished a 10km race at Molfetta when officials asked him to take a urine test.
  • Why don't we drug and alcohol test all appointed and elected officials?

    03/05/2013 10:52:10 AM PST · by jyro · 20 replies
    I've been drug and alcohol tested for the last 20 years at my work. It's random and occurs every year. It only seems logical to test all officials also.
  • Missouri School to Cut Kids' Hair for Drug Test

    01/31/2013 10:16:50 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/31/2013 | Mark Russell,
    One Kansas City high school is taking the war on drugs to the next level. Beginning this fall, Rockhurst High School will require students to submit their hair for random drug tests, reports KSHB. In a somewhat bizarre-sounding process, a staff member who happens to be a barber will cut about 60 strands from randomly selected students' heads or bodies. (KSHB helpfully clarifies that hair in private areas will not be touched.) The Jesuit institution will then test for everything from cocaine and PCP to pot and signs of binge drinking; the test is said to be able to identify...
  • Freep a Poll! (CNN. Should welfare recipients have to pass a drug test?)

    10/26/2011 5:05:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies ^ | 10-26-11 | CNN
    Should states require welfare recipients to pass drug tests? Yes No
  • Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure

    06/01/2011 5:59:40 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies ^ | June 1, 2011
    Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening. "It's the right thing for taxpayers," Scott said after signing the measure. "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don't want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs." Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services will be required to conduct the drug tests on adults...
  • Bill to drug test unemployed goes before House Tuesday (Indiana)

    02/08/2011 7:02:06 AM PST · by Abathar · 63 replies ^ | February 7, 2011 | Staff
    Indianapolis — A bill that ties drug testing to unemployment benefits is scheduled to go before an Indiana House committee Tuesday. The legislation would require anyone trying to claim unemployments benefits to be tested for drugs first. Those benefits would be denied if the person tests positive or refuses to be tested.
  • A Study to Evaluate the Effect of ASP1941 in Adult Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    05/09/2010 10:40:42 AM PDT · by bert · 35 replies · 568+ views
    bert/ Astellas Pharma Inc ^ | 05/09/10 | bert
    I am posting my thoughts on my participation in a drug trial for a new drug to treat type II diabetes. I have been diagnosed for 6 years but it has been in the last year that my A1C and blood glucose number have crept up to 7.1 and fasting level of >140 My primary care doctor suggested me as a possible participant because my numbers have recently crept above 140 and 7.1. He is a family practice doctor and a member of a medical group with a specialized team that provides care for diabetes patients. The team consists of...
  • Bodybuilders run from drug testers but can't hide

    05/18/2009 7:04:51 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 9 replies · 554+ views
    BRUSSELS – Ready to flex their pecs and strike a pose, bodybuilders at the Belgian championships scattered when doping officials showed up. After a spate of positive doping tests in recent years in Belgium, the event had been moved across the Dutch border to Vlissingen for the weekend competition. "They must have felt safe out there," doping official Hans Cooman told the Associated Press on Monday. But Cooman and two colleagues got the necessary papers to check the tournament in the Netherlands. And when they identified themselves just before the event — with the 20 bodybuilders weighing in and preparing...
  • States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    03/26/2009 11:55:19 AM PDT · by mad puppy · 50 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP ^ | 3/26/2009 | Tom Breen
    "Nobody's being forced into these assistance programs," said Craig Blair, a Republican in the West Virginia Legislature who has created a Web site — — that bears a bobble-headed likeness of himself advocating this position. "If so many jobs require random drug tests these days, why not these benefits?"
  • States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    03/26/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 92 replies · 2,263+ views
    My Way ^ | Mar 26, 2008 | TOM BREEN
    snip In the past, such efforts have been stymied by legal and cost concerns, said Christine Nelson, a program manager with the National Conference of State Legislatures. But states' bigger fiscal crises, and the surging demand for public assistance, could change that. "It's an example of where you could cut costs at the expense of a segment of society that's least able to defend themselves," said Frank Crabtree, executive director of the West Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Drug testing is not the only restriction envisioned for people receiving public assistance: a bill in the Tennessee Legislature...

    12/02/2008 6:20:38 PM PST · by CHEE · 26 replies · 955+ views
    e-mail | December 2, 2008 | Unknown
    Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 18:38:30 EST Subject: Send to your congressman LOL THE JOB - URINE TEST > > (Whoever wrote this one deserves a HUGE pat on the back!) Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't...
  • drug testing marijuana cocaine

    10/13/2007 12:55:02 PM PDT · by kinganil · 2,633 replies · 1,991+ views
    the asking times ^ | oct 13 2007 | john doe
    hello does anyone know about drug testing cocaine and marijuana.
  • National policymaker calls for student drug testing

    02/25/2006 3:35:50 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 89 replies · 758+ views
    NC Times ^ | By: Craig TenBroeck - Staff Writer
    SAN DIEGO ---- Calling student drug use a "national public-health problem," the White House's deputy drug czar told educators Wednesday that random drug testing can be a potent and effective deterrent strategy. Mary Ann Solberg, deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, strongly endorsed student screening before a crowd of roughly 150 school and community leaders at a conference on drug testing held at San Diego's Hilton Hotel in Mission Valley. Opponents of student drug testing also attended the conference to ask questions of the speakers and speak with reporters in the hallways. "We see this as...
  • The Claim: Eating Poppy Seeds Can Make You Fail a Drug Test

    01/13/2005 9:11:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies · 5,181+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2005 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    The Claim: Eating Poppy Seeds Can Make You Fail a Drug Test"> January 11, 2005REALLY?The Claim: Eating Poppy Seeds Can Make You Fail a Drug Test By ANAHAD O'CONNOR HE FACTS Heroin, a highly addictive drug, and poppy seeds, a pleasant and widely used cooking ingredient, derive from the same source, the opium poppy. This has led to a widespread belief that eating poppy seeds before a drug test is not a great idea. But do poppy seeds really register in urine tests as opiates? Absolutely, experts say. Eating a couple of bagels heavily coated with poppy seeds can result...
  • Time for a Drug Test Registry

    08/12/2004 11:10:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 238+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2004 | Marcia Angell
    Reports that the drug giant GlaxoSmithKline buried evidence that its top-selling antidepressant, Paxil, is not effective in children have stimulated calls for a public registry of company-sponsored research. It's about time. You might imagine that this was an isolated case of corporate misbehavior, but in fact suppressing unfavorable research results is fairly standard practice in the pharmaceutical industry. Before drug companies are allowed to bring a new drug to market, they are required by the Food and Drug Administration to conduct clinical trials to show that the drug is safe and effective. They are supposed to provide the agency with...
  • Freeper Help Needed - Anyone know the current military policy for those busted for drug usage?

    04/22/2004 6:59:11 PM PDT · by jettester · 23 replies · 468+ views
    None | None | None
    A friend's military husband just got popped for smoking weed. I know the policy before the war was pretty severe for first-time users (primarily discharge) but I do not know if this has changed since the war started. BTW, this guy had a pretty hard time in country and has been back all of 6-7 months. Not sure if that would have any bearing on how they are processed, but it might. Your help would be appreciated - I do some pastoral counseling on the side and would like to be somewhat current as I believe this could be a...
  • Students can take drug test on paper

    03/06/2004 6:21:36 PM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 193+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 5 2004 | Jennifer peltz
    Move over drug-sniffing dogs. Now Palm Beach County school officials are using aerosol sprays and paper swabs to quickly weed out high school students on dope. Administrators at all 23 county high schools are being trained to use a new drug test whenever they have a "reasonable suspicion" that a student is using illegal drugs, based on appearance or bad behavior, said schools Police Chief Jim Kelly. The school district is one of 22 across the country, and the only one in Florida, taking part in a free trial program that puts the drug detection kits in schools. It's supported...
  • Judge orders man who sells urine immediately to prison

    02/21/2004 2:55:34 PM PST · by aomagrat · 83 replies · 186+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 20 February 2004 | Brett Witt
    (Greenville SC-AP) Feb. 20, 2004 - A man who has spent years selling urine on the Internet was sent to prison Friday. Kenneth Curtis will spend six months behind bars for his December 2001 conviction for selling urine. Curtis had been out on $30,000 bond as he appealed the state Supreme Court's decision last month to uphold his conviction. It was the same court that ruled a law banning urine sales was legal. Curtis has said he sold the kits because he thinks workplace drug testing is a violation of individual privacy rights. The state's highest court said the public...
  • 'Whizzinator' Gets Texas Men in Trouble

    10/08/2003 8:34:17 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 305+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/8/03 | BETSY BLANEY
    'Whizzinator' Gets Texas Men in Trouble By BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press Writer LUBBOCK, Texas - Some West Texas men on probation are in trouble again, this time for using the Whizzinator to help them pass court-ordered urinalysis tests. In the past six months, five men on probation were caught using a realistic-looking prosthetic that dispenses synthetic, drug-free urine, Lubbock County sheriff's officials said. One was caught by an alert officer who heard something unusual in the restroom. "A body part when it's up against a plastic cup isn't going to go 'clink,'" [QUOTE O' THE DAY] said Tom Madigan, interim...