Boeing Drug Bust Shows Alarming Spread of Prescription Pill Epidemic

Three dozen former and current Boeing employees were arrested Thursday for illicitly peddling prescription pills. Cases like this one show the challenges for law enforcement in dealing with the epidemic. The law enforcement action at the Delaware County plant near Philadelphia yielded 36 arrests, including a former union president, the FBI said. Fourteen suspects were … Read more

Welfare Drug Test Saves Taxpayer Money, Study Finds

The study focused on 5,964 Floridians who applied for cash assistance in July. According to the study, 574 applicants were denied because they tested positive for drug use — though 565 who simply never underwent a drug test were denied welfare. “Drug users seeking taxpayer-funded cash assistance find it cheaper and easier to skip the … Read more

Use of Hair for Drug Testing Gaining Momentum By Transportation Companies

By HireRight On September 15, 2011 A recent Psychemedics blog post highlights the increasing acceptance among large motor carriers for performing hair testing as an additional drug detection method for regulated drivers to supplement the drug tests that are conducted in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations. With the heightened focus on the safety of … Read more

Study Confirms That Drug Testing Improves Productivity

SHRM & DATIA Poll: Half of Employers Conduct Drug Tests on Final Job Candidates More than half of employers (57 percent) conduct drug tests on all job candidates, while only 29 percent do not conduct drug tests on any job candidates, according to a poll released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) … Read more

Drug Abuse Diminishes Southwest Virginia’s Workforce

Not long ago, 11 people applied for a job with a small Southwest Virginia business. Five walked away when told they would have to take a drug test. Another five took the test and failed. That left the company with just one drug-free applicant to fill the position. Such a scenario is all too common, … Read more