Lake Highland Fights Drugs With Tests

Vagaries aside, school administrators recognized they had a problem. And they’re doing something big about it. In the fall, the school will drug test all 1,200 students in seventh through 12th grade. That takes guts and resolve. Administrators knew there would be blow-back from parents and the community about student privacy and the pointlessness of … Read more

More Kids Accidentally Ingesting Marijuana, Study Finds

As states loosen policies toward the criminalization of marijuana, children may be more likely to accidentally ingest the drug, says a report published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital Colorado compared admissions from two periods, January 2005-September 2009 and October 2009-December 2011, which marks the state’s introduction of new legislation. In the first … Read more

Push On To Test Truck Drivers For Drugs Via Hair-Testing

Meanwhile, NTSB pushes for lower BAC limit and other alcohol-related rule changes for motorists While the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) newly released a report on actions needed to eliminate alcohol-impaired driving by motorists has naturally garnered much media attention this week, the American Trucking Assns.(ATA) is prodding the Dept. of Transportation to take action … Read more

Business Leaders: Employers Can’t Find Hires Who Pass Drug Tests

Gov. Tom Corbett was right when he said Pennsylvania employers can’t find anybody who has passed a drug test, business leaders said Thursday. At least that’s the consensus among the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, the Pennsylvania Business Council, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, and the National Federation of Independent Business. The organizations held a … Read more

Protect Kids From Drugs — By Any Means Necessary

Protecting our kids is a parent’s primary responsibility. I’ve yet to meet an adult who would disagree that parents or other responsible adults are in the first position to protect, provide and care for our youth. So the question becomes, how far do we go to protect our kids — even when it may be … Read more

Colorado and Washington Legalize Marijuana: The Basics

In November, Colorado and Washington passed state initiatives by vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Washington’s “Initiative 502,” now on the books as RCWA 69.50.4013, went into effect on Dec. 6, 2012, and Colorado’s “Amendment 64,” now C.R.S.A. Const. Art.18, §16, will go into effect on Jan. 5, 2013. Both new laws regulate … Read more

High School’s Drug Testing Aims to Promote Wellness

KANSAS CITY, MO. When students return for the fall semester at Rockhurst High School, they will be subject to random and mandatory school drug testing– not as a way to police the student body, Principal Greg Harkness says, but rather to promote holistic health. “It isn’t about testing our students to catch them, it’s about … Read more

Psychemedics Corporation Announces 2013 Record First Quarter Revenues

DECLARES 67th CONSECUTIVE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND ACTON, Mass., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) today announced first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2013. The Company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable to shareholders of record as of May 17, 2013 to be paid on May … Read more

Job Sites Testing for Legal Drugs Too

Almost everyone offered a new job these days knows that even before you begin worrying whether someone will invite you to lunch on your first day, you’re probably going to have to head to the restroom and pee in a cup as part of the pre-employment drug screening. These tests, which became commonplace during the … Read more