COVID Border Closures Thwart Drug raffickers.

COVID Border Closures Thwart Drug Traffickers. As in other businesses, drug traffickers have had to adapt their games to survive when COVID-19 impacted their normal means of supplying America's substance abusers. Unlike other businesses, they have been completely free of governance, able to make their own rules, and turn on a dime as conditions change. ... Read more

More CBD Education Required before we call CBD a Cure-all

I read a column in my local paper serving a community north of Boston of about 100,000 people recently where the columnist, who is an MD, extolled the virtues of CBD products in almost miracle drug proportion.  I immediately thought to myself about how people are being educated so they can make informed decisions.  I … Read more

The Opioid Crisis Is Turning Into A Cocaine Crisis

Deaths from cocaine, after holding steady for many years, increased an alarming 52% between 2015 and 2016, according to the CDC, with the trend continuing in the most recent federal data. The stimulant is now killing approximately 13,000 people a year, on track to rival painkiller pills and heroin. Although researchers don’t fully understand why … Read more

Trucking Alliance Supports Drug Testing

Trucking Alliance Supports More Effective Drug Testing Of US Truck Drivers Industry Coalition Announces Opioid Drug Test Initiative at United Nations Conference on Road Safety Washington, DC – The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, will promote congressional passage of a new drug testing law, to require all people … Read more

Georgia School to Drug-Test Students By Using Hair Samples

The Associated Press February 17, 2018 01:10 PM COLUMBUS, GA.    A private Georgia school to drug test its oldest students. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be voluntary next school year — and then mandatory in succeeding years. Brookstone plans … Read more

Surprising Stats on Drugs in the Workplace

“Seven in 10 Americans have used drugs while at work, including opiates, amphetamines, and cocaine.” This article was published in The Business Journals on January 18th, 2018. By Melissa Wylie, Bizwomen reporter Seven in 10 Americans have used drugs while at work, including opiates, amphetamines, and cocaine, according to a survey from treatment website Detox. … Read more

Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever

This article was published in The New York Times June 5, 2017 By JOSH KATZ New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio — Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according … Read more