Linn State Technical College’s comprehensive drug-testing plan for all first-year students and some returning students for cocaine, methamphetamines, oxycodone and other drugs was challenged by a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last month.
In September, U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey in Jefferson City granted a temporary restraining order. [...]
Students at Lewis F. Cole Middle School successfully held different activities to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The “Red Ribbon Week” ended Friday, with students wearing red shirts and forming a giant red ribbon on the football field.
For the different days of the week, students wore items [...]
Florida’s law that requires drug testing of welfare applicants has had its fair share of reactions — both positive and negative — since it was first proposed. This week, U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven’s decision to temporarily halt the enforcement of the drug testing sparked a new round of discussions, arguments and debates.
U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven has blocked the Florida law that requires drug testing of welfare applicants. A temporary injunction has been issued against the implementation of the law’s “suspicionless drug testing” of adults applying for welfare benefits.
The law that took effect July 1 allows the Florida Department of Children and Family [...]
In Toronto, a proposal to test employees of Toronto Transit Commission for drugs and alcohol is gaining support.
Councilor Denzil Minnan-Wong expressed his support to the proposal to randomly test transit employees. He said: “The public has to be assured that when they put their tokens into that fare box that they have [...]
Parents at Lake Zurich High School will be surveyed before the Board of Education vote on the proposal to drug test students. The Board is set to discuss the results of the survey at its meeting on November 3 and is expected to make a final vote on November 17.
Superintendent Mike Egan [...]
Drug test kits are selling fast in Queensland, as concerned parents try to look for ways to keep their children off dangerous habits.
Tennessee is considering the implementation of drug testing on people applying for government assistance.
Florida has already required welfare applicants to undergo and pass a drug test, and pay for it themselves too. The law met several challenges, including lawsuits filed by individuals and by ACLU. This, however, did not stop other [...]
Anti-doping experts are taking an old but tested strategy to fight doping in the London Olympics in 2012, and that strategy involves domestic cleaners.
Officials will gather intelligence from cleaning staff, security personnel, customs officials and others, in order to target athletes, sports and nations most likely to cheat at the 2012 Olympic Games. Jonathan [...]
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is hopeful that HGH testing on players will start this season.
Goodell said “I think the science has proven there’s a valid (HGH) test, and we’re hoping we’ll get the green light from the union.”
NFL players and club owners agreed to a new collective bargaining deal [...]
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