2/9/2016
Arreola's win voided for marijuana in drug test

Former two-time heavyweight world title challenger Chris Arreola's tight 12-round split decision victory against Travis Kauffman on Dec. 12 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio was quietly changed to a no-decision on Jan. 5 after Arreola tested positive for marijuana, ESPN.com learned on Monday. It was the second time Arreola has tested positive for marijuana and had a victory changed to a no-decision. [...]

2/9/2016
Results are in after drug testing for state assistance in Tennessee

Of the 39,121 people applying for Family First aid in Tennessee, only 65 tested positive for illegal substances, the Tennessean reports. This number represents totals since mandatory testing first began in July 2014 for anyone applying for a cash assistance program in the state. [...]

2/8/2016
Beaufort County School district's random testing reveals little drug use

The Beaufort County School District's first round of random drug testing of student athletes last fall produced few positive results, officials said last week. Twenty-three of about 1,000 students who were tested from September to December tested positive and only three of them did so twice, chief auxiliary services officer Gregory McCord told school board members Friday at their quarterly work session. [...]

2/8/2016
Research finds no easy answers to use of drug screening for pain patients

Doctors who treat patients suffering from chronic pain face a quandary, according to research from the University of Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch. Monitoring patients through urine drug screenings, part of the standard protocol to ensure patient safety, is associated with an increase in the odds that the patients won't return for future treatment. [...]

2/8/2016
Drug testing for benefits yields few positive results

Officials say less than 0.2 percent of people who have applied for welfare since July 2014 have failed a drug test mandated for some. [...]

2/8/2016
Special Report: At-home drug testing - what parents need to know

At-home drug testing can be a cheap, relatively reliable way to see if a family member or loved one is using drugs, according to several of these product's websites. Some can cost as little as one dollar, while others may be more expensive but offer the ability to test for a wider range of substances. [...]

2/7/2016
Cannabis Activists: Pot Could Help Cure 1 of NFL's Ills

Ken Stabler and Junior Seau were both celebrated players who were posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Some former players believe medical marijuana can help clear their heads, or even treat the often-debilitating symptoms of CTE. [...]

2/7/2016
Yasir Shah banned for three months for failing drug test

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months by the ICC after testing positive for a prohibited substance in December. The bowler will be available to play again after March 27, once the retrospective penalty ends. [...]

2/6/2016
Senate inches closer to vote on legalization

Senate leaders in Montpelier say they're pushing to complete work on a bill to allow recreational marjiuana within two weeks and send it over to the House, but key questions must still be worked out. STEPH: KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN AND STEWART LEDBETTER TELLS US THE CLOCK IS TICKING FOR THE SENATE TO ACT. [...]

2/6/2016
Brazil midfielder Fred given FIFA ban

Brazil international midfielder Fred has been banned from all football until June by the sport's world governing body FIFA. The 22-year-old was initially only banned from matches under the jurisdiction of South American confederation CONMEBOL after a positive doping test at last year's Copa America, Xinhua reported. [...]

2/6/2016
News Focus: i Drugs rife among drivers

Beware: Police are stepping up the hunt for drug-impaired drivers with new evidence south-west motorists are testing positive to substances each day. The alarming statistic is clear evidence that drug-driving is a bigger issue than previously thought, with motorists habitually putting themselves and other road users at risk. [...]

2/6/2016
NY lawmaker: NFL should require synthetic marijuana testing

A New York state lawmaker who has sponsored bills targeting synthetic marijuana is calling on the NFL to require players to take drug tests for the substance. State Sen. Jeff Klein on Friday cited reports of NFL players using synthetic marijuana because existing drug screenings don't test for it. [...]

2/6/2016
Katusha suspends Vorganov for doping test failure

Russian cyclist Eduard Vorganov was suspended by his Katusha team on Friday for testing positive for meldonium which was only placed on the banned list last month. The 33-year-old becomes the second Katusha rider to fail an anti-doping test in 12 months after Italy's Luca Paolini tested positive for cocaine on the 2015 Tour de France. [...]

2/6/2016
Random drug tests show low numbers at Beaufort Co. schools

A report made to the Board of Education shows less than three percent of the students tested positive for drug use last semester. The district began randomly testing teens who participate in school athletic programs for illegal drugs. [...]

2/5/2016
Woman who sold heroin gets put on probationHeroin dealer ordered to...

A woman convicted of selling heroin to a confidential informant will spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility. Former Willard resident Lori A. Atkins, 40, also must reimburse the Willard Police Department $80 for drug testing. [...]