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6/24/2018
Rockford man gets probation, jail after Crystal Lake DUI crash

A man was handcuffed in the courtroom Thursday after a McHenry County judge sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail and two years of probation for a 2015 crash that caused a boy to be airlifted to the hospital. Charles R. See cried as he told Judge Sharon Prather that he would accept whatever sentence she handed down. [...]

6/23/2018
McCullum clears air on positive dope test

Hamilton, June 22 : New Zealand star Brendon McCullum clarified on Friday that his positive drug test during the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League was due to a medical condition. McCullum, who was representing the Gujarat Lions at the time, revealed that heavy pollution in Delhi at the time forced him to take more than his usual dose of medicine, which saw his urine sample exceed the allowable limit for salbutamol, a substance which is part of inhalers used to treat asthma. [...]

6/23/2018
Philippines plans to take drug war to schools with searches, testing

Philippines plans to take Duterte's war on drugs into schools with searches and random tests on children as young as 10 President Duterte's popularity had not diminished, according to opinion polls, despite drawing international criticism for his bloody war on drugs and human rights record The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte's ferocious drugs war to schools with the inspection of bags and lockers, as well as random testing for teachers, to curb demand for illegal substances, officials said on Friday. The firebrand leader unleashed an anti-narcotics campaign after coming to office in June 2016, during which police have killed more than 4,200 suspected drugs dealers and users. [...]

6/21/2018
212 cops in random drug tests negative

NOT a single policeman under the Police Regional Office Davao Region who underwent a surprise drug test conducted by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office tested positive for illegal drugs. PRO-Davao spokesperson Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz in the AFP-PNP Press Corps conference at Davao City Police Office said there were 212 policemen who underwent a drug test the previous weeks. [...]

6/21/2018
What Canada's cannabis legalization means for drivers

Since the move toward legalization of recreational marijuana began after the last federal election, a lot of discussion has taken place surrounding marijuana-impaired driving. What has never been clear throughout all this discussion is what the existing state of the law is when it comes to cannabis impairment and driving. [...]

6/21/2018
Substance in hair may be a marker for alcohol consumption

A new Drug Testing & Analysis study reveals that measuring levels of ethyl sulphate , a metabolite of ethanol, in the hair can be used to assess alcohol consumption. In the study, researchers developed a method that was successfully applied to quantify EtS in hair samples from patients treated for alcohol use disorders. [...]

6/21/2018
2 important tips for your drug policy

Editor's Note: For PMP's in-depth coverage of marijuana as it pertains to the pest control workplace, read more: As the owner of a pest control company in North Carolina, where marijuana is not yet legal but change could be on the horizon , I have done some research on employee drug testing in light of changing marijuana laws. I'm not a lawyer so please don't take this as legal advice, but I did a lot of legwork and thought you might find a quick summary of that work helpful. [...]

6/20/2018
Kilgore ISD to conduct student drug testing next school year

According to KISD Superintendent Cara Cooke they do not have a drug problem running rampant in the halls; the district wants to be proactive. She says since children have so many choices today the district wants to do everything it can to help kids make the correct decisions. [...]

6/20/2018
Over half of Canadian workplaces are 'concerned' about dealing with legal weed: Report

WATCH: Lawyer Christin Elawny joins Global News Morning Calgary with details on what employers and employees need to know about cannabis in the workplace. The findings state that employers' top concerns include workplace safety, impairment or intoxication and increased use of cannabis in the workplace. [...]

6/20/2018
Are video games, not urine tests, the key to addressing pot in the workplace?

One Monday morning a few months ago, a man who works as a forklift operator at a metal scaffolding plant in the U.S. arrived at work. Before he could start his day, he had to take a short test, basically a video game , designed to pick up on impairment. [...]

6/20/2018
Study: Measuring levels of ethyl sulphate in hair can help assess alcohol consumption

A new Drug Testing & Analysis study reveals that measuring levels of ethyl sulphate , a metabolite of ethanol, in the hair can be used to assess alcohol consumption. In the study, researchers developed a method that was successfully applied to quantify EtS in hair samples from patients treated for alcohol use disorders. [...]

6/20/2018
MCSO: Nearly half of work-furloughed inmates failed drug test

More than 40 percent of Maricopa County inmates in the work furlough program tested positive for drugs, officials said Tuesday. MCSO: Nearly half of work-furloughed inmates failed drug test More than 40 percent of Maricopa County inmates in the work furlough program tested positive for drugs, officials said Tuesday. [...]

6/20/2018
Opioid Crisis Disproportionately Affects Construction Industry: Three ...

In October 2017, the White House declared the opioid addiction epidemic to be a "public health crisis." Not surprisingly, according to an October 2017 article by Construction Dive, this crisis disproportionately affects the construction industry more than any other sector. [...]

6/19/2018
Could Marijuana Use Make Injuries More Painful?

Marijuana use may affect how much pain people feel and the dose of painkillers they need following a traumatic injury , such as an injury from a car accident, a new study suggests. The study found that, after experiencing a traumatic injury, marijuana users reported higher levels of pain, and needed higher doses of opioid painkillers , compared with patients who didn't use marijuana. [...]

6/19/2018
Legalization of marijuana and its impact on the workplace

Even though marijuana use may be growing in social acceptance, companies still need to adopt strong workplace substance abuse policies that are reviewed and updated on, at least, an annual basis to ensure accuracy, consistency and effectiveness of the policy, experts say. As of April 2017, medical marijuana was legal in 29 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. [...]

 
         
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