10/24/2014
Do It Yourself Drug Testing Not the Answer Warns Expert

Auckland, 24 October 2014: Companies trying to save money by conducting their own staff drug testing is highlighting bad practices and does not address workplace safety, warns New Zealand's leading drug testing agency. The Drug Detection Agency CEO Kirk Hardy says, "Workplace drug testing is fraught with pitfalls unless it's conducted by an independant and accredited drug testing company, by skilled staff. [...]

10/23/2014
Lil Za's Felony Drug Charges Reduced in Justin Bieber Raid

Lil Za 's new record is looking good ... well, his criminal record anyway -- because the L.A. County DA just reduced his drug possession charge to a misdemeanor. TMZ broke the story ... Za was charged with felony drug possession -- after cops found ecstasy near him during their raid in January at Justin Bieber 's house. [...]

10/23/2014
Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide. [...]

10/23/2014
Workplace drug and alcohol concerns

Addressing drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace is a challenging and sensitive issue, as addictions sit at the crossroads of privacy law, human rights, occupational health and safety and management rights. From a management perspective, substance abuse impacts several important employer interests and the employee's ability to meet expectations flowing from the employment relationship. [...]

10/23/2014
Mum pleads for more drug tests

THE news that ice was responsible for the death of popular local fund-raiser and father Scott Morrison is yet another illustration of how this drug is spreading its tentacles through the Shoalhaven community. CARNAGE: Peter Barclay was affected by ice when he was driving this vehicle and veered onto the wrong side of Culburra Road, killing himself and popular local man Scott Morrison. [...]

10/23/2014
Chong Wei, at centre of doping scandal, was allegedly 'SHOCKED' at test results

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin met with the Malaysian athlete currently embroiled in a doping scandal, Utusan Malaysia reported today. The Umno mouthpiece reported Khairy as saying that the athlete has given his full cooperation to the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Malaysian Anti-Doping Agency. [...]

10/23/2014
Ruidoso Middle School discussing drug testing its athletes

Middle school students who want to play sports in Ruidoso are facing the possibility of drug testing. Many parents and staff members admit there is a marijuana problem at Ruidoso Middle School. [...]

10/22/2014
Self-imposed sentence doesn't fly with judge

"It's always interesting when someone wants to impose their own sentence," a Pulaski County judge said Monday when a defendant requested drug treatment in place of a jail sentence. "Incarceration isn't helping, but probation isn't either," Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long Jr. told James Henry Ratcliffe, 32, whose address was not available. [...]

10/22/2014
Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars

A California ballot measure that would raise a cap on some medical-malpractice damages and require drug testing of doctors faces heated opposition from medical providers and insurers. A California ballot measure that would raise a cap on some medical-malpractice damages and require drug testing of doctors faces heated opposition from medical providers and insurers. [...]

10/22/2014
Cung Le Controversy Highlights UFC's Need for Strict Regulation

For those unaware, Le was sent to the sidelines for 12 months after a blood sample taken after his August 23 loss to Michael There was rampant speculation prior to the fight that Le was taking a performance-enhancing drug of some sort. Nearly all of this speculation stemmed from a photo Le posted on Le proclaimed his innocence then, saying the new muscles he displayed were mostly the result of perfect lighting in the moment the photo was snapped. [...]

10/22/2014
Colorado Supreme Court Set To Decide Seminal Drug Testing Case

As reported by Joe Palazzolo of the Wall Street Journal , Colorado's Supreme Court recently heard arguments on whether an employer can lawfully terminate an employee for off-the-job use of medical marijuana. The case is Coats v. [...]

10/21/2014
Random drug testing a possibility for RMS

Students involved in sports or other extra-curricular activities at Ruidoso Middle School may see random drug testing heading their way. During a regular meeting of the Ruidoso School Board last Tuesday, discussion about implementing testing - a practice already in place at Ruidoso High School - was bolstered by band teacher Gary Shaver who tried unsuccessfully to have testing implemented in the middle school last year. [...]

10/21/2014
UFC Rescinds Cung Le's Suspension for Positive UFC Fight Night 48 HGH Test

At UFC Fight Night Macao on August 23, UFC contracted with an independent drug testing laboratory in Hong Kong to perform urinalysis testing on all fighters on the card. Additionally, UFC requested the laboratory to test blood samples from 4 fighters for human growth hormone , erythropoietin and testosterone. [...]

10/21/2014
Hiawayi Robinsona s mother failed drug tests, will remain in jail

Hiawayi Robinson's mother, 29-year-old Yosha Populus, will remain in jail until November, as ordered by a federal judge Tuesday morning, October 21. In court Tuesday morning, Judge Bert Milling read off a list of numerous probation violations Populus had allegedly committed, including failing a drug test more than once, and failing to appear to her probation officer on multiple occasions. The judge went on to say after she had failed a drug test for the first time on July 23, Populus was assigned to drug counseling at Alta Pointe, but Populus continually missed her substance abuse classes. [...]

10/21/2014
Block Indian Casinos? Drug-Test Doctors? Web Site Helps Voters Navigate Ballots

California voter registration is slightly up when compared to the previous gubernatorial election year-72.69 percent today versus 72.24 percent in 2010-but the question remains: Will voters turn out? Just 25.2 percent of eligible voters turned out in the June primary, a historic low for the state. The newly updated nonpartisan California Choices - a clearinghouse for state voter information including endorsements, polling data, pro and con arguments, video clips from supporters and opponents, recent press coverage, and in-depth background information - is available to help voters cut through the noise and the clutter of mailings, TV and radio ads to figure out their positions on the various propositions. [...]