7/30/2016
Impaired Driving, SAMHSA, And The DOT: It's...Complicated

Federal regulation of the trucking industry dates back to 1935, via the Motor Carrier Act of that year, which extended the authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission . The ICC itself was created in 1887 in response to public outcry against abuses perpetrated by the railroad industry. [...]

7/30/2016
Mayor ask DOH to localize confirmatory test

MAYOR Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said there is a possibility of conducting confirmatory tests of positive test results on urine drug screens in Zamboanga instead of Manila. [...]

7/29/2016
Crime blotter

Chuck Deaton said. They noticed she was acting nervous, and she admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the day and she was suspected to be under the influence of a controlled substance after she performed a standard field sobriety test. [...]

7/29/2016
New OSHA Rule Creates Concern for Employers' Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies

As we reported in May 2016 , OSHA recently published a rule that phases in new requirements for employers. Certain portions of the rule that protect employees against retaliation for reporting injuries and illnesses are giving employers significant cause for concern regarding what had previously been fairly "routine" drug and alcohol testing policies. [...]

7/29/2016
Man arrested when officer mistakes Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for meth

It wasn't the first time someone claimed a Krispy Kreme doughnut was a type of drug. But the joke wasn't funny for a Florida man who was arrested when an officer mistook doughnut glaze for methamphetamine. [...]

7/29/2016
Beware illicit drugs at music festivals, CPS

With the Heritage Day August long weekend upon us, CPS is cautioning Calgarians to be aware of the dangers of drug use at music festivals. Staff Sgt. [...]

7/29/2016
Editorial: False positive drug test can affect lives

Last week when officials in the small Colorado town of Hugo got water testing results that indicated the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol , the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, out of caution they asked residents not to use the water there. [...]

7/29/2016
Gordon returns from 80-game suspension

"I know I let you down, and I'm sorry," Gordon said in a video. "Complacency led me to this, and I'm hurt. [...]

7/28/2016
Failing drug test during pregnancy leads to woman's arrest

"Sara Ashley Sims, 27, of Gadsden, was arrested on July 27 and is charged with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, which is a felony," investigator Brandi Fuller said in a press release. Sheriff Todd Entrekin says Sims tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. [...]

7/28/2016
Gadsden woman arrested for taking meth while pregnant

Sheriff Todd Entrekin said Sara Ashley Sims, 27, of Gadsden, was arrested Wednesday on chemical endangerment of a child charges. Entrekin said Sims failed a drug test with the Alabama Department of Human Resources while pregnant. [...]

7/28/2016
Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins wrote in an arrest report that during a traffic stop on Dec. 11, she noticed the flakes on the floorboard. [...]

7/28/2016
Drivers getting message, slowly

Motorists have started heeding pleas from the police to not drive drunk or under the influence of drugs but highway patrol officers in Orange have vowed to continue random tests. Between July 26, 2015 and July 25, 2016, police officers completed 25,726 random breath tests in the city, and a further 1321 drug tests. [...]

7/28/2016
#UdtaPunjab revisited: 120 police aspirants fail in dope test

Almost a month after four youths were killed by overdose of performance enhancing drugs while appearing for Harayana police's recruitment drive, the neighbouring state of Punjab introduced a dope test for candidates aspiring to join the police force. And to their surprise, 120 candidates tested positive for drugs across the state. [...]

7/28/2016
Fentanyl on festival's radar

Shambhala Music Festival, one of North America's longest-running electronic music festivals, is looking to purchase a mobile spectrometer that will allow staff to test for the presence of fentanyl in festival-goers' substances. Shambhala began in 1998 as a small, family run event near Salmo, B.C. In 2002, AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society , a non-profit organization based in Nelson, began offering free drug testing at the festival. [...]

7/28/2016
What Is Phase 3 Drug Testing?

It takes years of testing for a new drug to be approved by the FDA and then made available to the public. By the time a drug reaches its third stage of testing, it has already been deemed safe and reasonably effective at treating the condition it's designed for. [...]