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Measure To Drug-Test Doctors Fails In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A California ballot measure to conduct random drug-testing of doctors and raise the cap on “pain and suffering” damages in medical malpractice law...

Testing Under the Influence

Tom Dalzell | Posted 10.28.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

Rarely are California's doctors, unions and the Republican Party on the same page -- but this year, Proposition 46, which would mandate drug testing for doctors, is making some strange bedfellows.

All We Have to Lose Is Our Lives

Erin Brockovich | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Erin Brockovich

We live in a world where as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of preventable medical mistakes. With Prop 46, California voters can do what the politicians and the status-quo crowd won't: Nudge our healthcare system toward safer practices, deter doctor substance abuse and hold negligent physicians accountable.

Pot-Firing Case Hits State's High Court

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers'...

The Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

Richard Taite | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports
Richard Taite

The NFL has put the final touches on a new drug policy. This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing and marijuana use.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Says His Call To Drug-Test Lawmakers Was 'A Joke'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

In a radio interview Friday morning, Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for California governor, made a push for regularly drug-testing state law...

Arthur Delaney

Ohio Business Groups Push Schools To Drug-Test Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business groups in Ohio want some local school systems to drug-test students who enter vocational training programs. While it's not ...

Tuskegee Today

Jessica Cussins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

The notoriety of the Tuskegee syphilis study is unparalleled in the field of bioethics. Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the horrific experiment's termination, and many people took the opportunity to recall Tuskegee and examine its relevance to the treatment of human research subjects today.

How Black Men Are Benefiting From Workplace Drug Tests

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a study with results that some may have found surprising: it found that drug tests in th...

Arthur Delaney

This Week In Making Poor People Pee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced this week that certain poor people in the state will have to relieve themselves if they want to get...

Marina Fang

Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Thursday railed against states that have legalized marijuana, citing its connection to auto accidents. D...

No Drug Tests For Food Stamp Recipients, Feds Tell Georgia

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government has put the state of Georgia on formal notice that it can't make poor people take drug tests when they apply for ...

Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required...

Talking With MMA Star Matt Riddle: The High Times Interview

High Times | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
High Times

Matt Riddle has had his battles outside the ring as well. The UFC suspended him last February for testing positive for pot, despite the fact that he's a state-sanctioned medical marijuana user in Nevada. Pot is forbidden; but testosterone replacement therapy isn't.

Toughest Drug-Testing Program In Winter Games History

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 01.28.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Go ahead — just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price. That's the challenge laid down t...

The Poor Don't Lie and Cheat Any More Than the Rest of Us

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The notion that the poor are uniquely morally deficient, it turns out, is completely backward. They're actually more virtuous, on average, than the rich. And yet, we have politicians who assume that the poor are less trustworthy and therefore less deserving of our help.

Marijuana Might Be in NFL Players' Future

The 420 Times | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
The 420 Times

Why was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently talking about the possibility of letting players use cannabis?

Emily Swanson

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. ...

The House Drug Testing Rule Nobody Knows About

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) October arrest on a charge of cocaine possession made headlines on Tuesday when Politico broke the story. Hours later, ...

The Truth About Zinc and Drug Tests

High Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
High Times

The Internet is teeming with claims regarding the use of zinc supplements as a strategy for thwarting drug tests. But is there any hard science to support these anecdotes?

High School Starts Randomly Testing Students For Alcohol

Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois high school has started a new phase in its controversial effort to dissuade students from using drugs or alcohol. As of Monday, student...

GOP's Money-Eating Sham Is A Huge Failure

Salon | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party may generally be short on policy ideas, but there is one with which it has long been enraptured: drug tests for those receiving g...

New Cannabis Initiative Offers Solutions for Drug Testing, DUIs

The 420 Times | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

A new marijuana legalization initiative, pending review by California's Attorney General, is seeking access to the 2014 ballot. The California Cannabi...

Peeing in a Cup

Stephanie Mott | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have a new appreciation for the value of clean facilities and having the toilet seat down. In all honesty, I haven't quite figured out exactly how all of this pee-in-a-cup-while-sitting-down stuff works. I mean, for the first 54 years of my life, it was a pretty simple process.

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...