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8/23/2019
School drug testing policies: do they work? - 13abc Action News

a href="https://www.13abc.com/content/news/High-School-Drug-Testing-Policies-Do-They-Work--557884641.html" target="_blank">School drug testing policies: do they work?  13abc Action News

Perrysburg is one of the districts that's been doing random tests for several years. [...]

8/24/2019
County seeks grant to expand drug testing - The Republic

a href="http://www.therepublic.com/2019/08/24/county_seeks_grant_to_expand_drug_testing/" target="_blank">County seeks grant to expand drug testing  The Republic

Random drug testing is an integral part for those participating in two of Bartholomew County's problem-solving courts. If state grant funds can be obtained, ... [...]

8/21/2019
Putting law enforcement's drug testing kits to the test - WRDW-TV

a href="https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Putting-law-enforcements-drug-testing-kits-to-the-test-557792751.html" target="_blank">Putting law enforcement's drug testing kits to the test  WRDW-TV

A field test kit can determine your fate, depending on the color it turns. But sometimes innocent people wind up in jail for a false positive. [...]

8/5/2019
Drug Testing At Work Is A Thing Of The Past, Study Finds - Forbes

a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2019/08/05/drug-testing-at-work/" target="_blank">Drug Testing At Work Is A Thing Of The Past, Study Finds  Forbes

Drug use among American employees is at a 14-year high, but employers don't care if workers are high any more. [...]

8/20/2019
Wood County Schools implement new drug testing policy - WTAP-TV

a href="https://www.wtap.com/content/news/Wood-County-Schools-implement-new-drug-testing-policy-557344591.html" target="_blank">Wood County Schools implement new drug testing policy  WTAP-TV

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - After surveying students on how often they may be using drugs, Wood County Schools are taking new steps to prevent ... [...]

8/23/2019
Are Multi-State Employers "Rolled Too Tight" On Their Drug Testing Policies? - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States - Mondaq News Alerts

a href="http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/839612/food+drugs+law/Are+MultiState+Employers+Rolled+Too+Tight+On+Their+Drug+Testing+Policies" target="_blank">Are Multi-State Employers "Rolled Too Tight" On Their Drug Testing Policies? - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

In a time where marijuana legalization is rapidly expanding, all employers should reassess their workplace drug testing policies to be sure they are in ... [...]

8/16/2019
Attorney: Education needed to improve drug-testing procedures - Times Record News

a href="https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2019/08/16/attorneys-education-needed-improve-drug-testing-procedures/2030343001/" target="_blank">Attorney: Education needed to improve drug-testing procedures  Times Record News

Substance Abuse Testing Solutions, owner, Steve Cooper demonstrates one of the machines used to test for possible substance abuse. (Photo: CHRISTOPHER ... [...]

8/7/2019
Cannabis Oil Complicates Drug Testing - shrm.org

a href="https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/cannabis-oil-complicates-drug-testing.aspx" target="_blank">Cannabis Oil Complicates Drug Testing  shrm.org

The growing popularity of cannabis oil is leading to more positive tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marijuana. But what ... [...]

8/21/2019
Vienna High School begins new drug testing policy - WPSD Local 6

a href="https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/vienna-high-school-begins-new-drug-testing-policy/article_630ce6d0-c39d-11e9-a95e-1b93a77fc63b.html" target="_blank">Vienna High School begins new drug testing policy  WPSD Local 6

A Southern Illinois school is starting off the year with a big change to its code of conduct. Vienna High School will now be randomly drug testing students. [...]

8/13/2019
Drug tests and background checks are becoming less important to employers. Here's why - CNN

a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/success/job-hiring-drug-tests-background-checks/index.html" target="_blank">Drug tests and background checks are becoming less important to employers. Here's why  CNN

It's brutal out there for employers looking to hire. As a result, many companies are reducing their hiring requirements. [...]

8/21/2019
North Olmsted school passes measure to drug test middle school students - News 5 Cleveland

a href="https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-cuyahoga/north-olmsted-school-board-to-vote-whether-to-drug-test-middle-school-students" target="_blank">North Olmsted school passes measure to drug test middle school students  News 5 Cleveland

Wednesday night the North Olmsted Board of Education will vote on whether to randomly drug test middle school students involved in sports or extra-curricular ... [...]

8/22/2019
Middle school students face random drug testing in North Olmsted - Cleveland 19 News

a href="https://www.cleveland19.com/2019/08/22/middle-school-students-face-random-drug-testing-north-olmsted/" target="_blank">Middle school students face random drug testing in North Olmsted  Cleveland 19 News

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (WOIO) - The North Olmsted Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved randomly drug testing middle school students. [...]

8/12/2019
Trump Reviewing Rule That Would Allow Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits - Truthout

a href="https://truthout.org/articles/trump-reviewing-rule-that-would-allow-drug-testing-for-unemployment-benefits/" target="_blank">Trump Reviewing Rule That Would Allow Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits  Truthout

The Trump White House is reportedly reviewing a Labor Department rule that would give states the power to force people to pass a drug test before they can ... [...]

8/21/2019
Drug-Testing Strips and Training on Overdose Rescues: WeHo Is Addressing the Illicit Drug Issue - WEHOville

a href="https://www.wehoville.com/2019/08/21/drug-testing-strips-and-training-on-overdose-rescues-weho-is-addressing-the-illicit-drug-issue/" target="_blank">Drug-Testing Strips and Training on Overdose Rescues: WeHo Is Addressing the Illicit Drug Issue  WEHOville

An effort to reduce the harm of illegal drug use in West Hollywood and Los Angeles County is well underway, with thousands of drug testing strips having been ... [...]

8/16/2019
One school district begins random drug tests, another considers issue - Dayton Daily News

a href="https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/one-school-district-begins-random-drug-tests-another-considers-issue/NyG31OD8KlCymMgVUoEW0L/" target="_blank">One school district begins random drug tests, another considers issue  Dayton Daily News

Archbishop Alter High School is starting random drug-testing for all students this year, and Xenia school board members are considering drug testing all ... [...]