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1/17/2018
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1/17/2018

Commercial Carrier Journal

Carriers navigating drug testing requirements as state laws increasingly conflict with federal regs
Commercial Carrier Journal
In one of the first laws of its kind, Maine has enacted rules that forbid the state's employers from firing employees or refusing job applicants for testing positive for marijuana use. The laws, handed down by the state's Department of Labor and slated ...


1/17/2018

OregonLive.com

Rise in fentanyl trafficking prompts Oregon State Police to drop field tests
OregonLive.com
Samples containing possible fentanyl are marked so forensic analysts at the state crime lab can take safety precautions when handling the drug. By NOELLE CROMBIE The Oregonian | OregonLive. Oregon State Police have abandoned a longstanding practice of ...


1/17/2018

'Heart-on-a-chip' process aims to speed up drug testing - Phys.org
Phys.Org
Testing new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research from Harvard University.

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1/16/2018

Paulick Report

Commission Considers Updates To Post-Claim Drug Testing Rules ...
Paulick Report
During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's rules committee unanimously approved updating the voided claim rule, reports bloodhorse.com. Originally proposed by the safety committee, the recommendations include post-race drug ...
Kentucky Committee Calls for Claiming Rule Tweaks - BloodHorseBloodHorse.com

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1/16/2018

Bloody Elbow

Yoel Romero filing lawsuit against supplement manufacturer over failed USADA drug test
Bloody Elbow
The lawsuit also reportedly claims that Goldstar was aware that their supplements were tainted, and that the company ?failed to maintain the production facility.? In filing the suit, Romero joins Lyman Good, as another UFC fighter taking his case ...
UFC Middleweight Contender Yoel Romero Sues Supplement Maker For NegligenceForbes

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1/16/2018

NorthJersey.com

Vaping epidemic: North Jersey schools crack down - NorthJersey.com
NorthJersey.com
Students caught vaping or with a vaping device may face drug testing, suspensions and lose privileges, school officials say.

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1/16/2018

Northwest Georgia News

Catoosa County updates drug testing policy for transit, CDL drivers
Northwest Georgia News
Catoosa County Human Resources Director Ann Cain, during a Dec. 19 Board of Commissioner's meeting, discusses updates to the Federal Transit Administration's drug testing policy. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook). The new year has brought new changes to ...


1/13/2018

ThinkProgress

West Virginia started drug testing welfare recipients and the results were a total flop
ThinkProgress
Courts have required such testing to be based on reasonable suspicion, so those applying for TANF are required to fill out a questionnaire designed to flag potential users. 107 applicants were drug tested. The program was derided by substance abuse ...


1/15/2018

BuzzFeed News

New South Wales Is Doubling Down On Its Roadside Drug Testing And Adding Coke To The List
BuzzFeed News
The premier also announced NSW Police would be adding cocaine to its list of drugs subject to roadside testing, a change that will likely encourage many of the program's detractors. In 2017, one of the constant criticisms of the state's drug testing ...
Cocaine added to NSW roadside drug testing listTen Eyewitness News
Cocaine added to list of roadside drug tests - 9News9news.com.au
NSW drivers to be tested for cocaine with number of roadside tests ...The Sydney Morning Herald
Pedestrian TV -Coffs Coast Advocate
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1/12/2018

Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV DHHR: 4 of nearly 900 TANF applicants test positive for drugs
Charleston Gazette-Mail
In the nearly three months since the state began drug testing low-income people applying for financial help from the state, four of the nearly 900 applicants tested positive, an official with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources ...

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