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Addressing the Business Cost of Alcohol Problems

February 3, 2008
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Links to information from the George Washington University Medical Center.
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Addressing the Business Cost of Alcohol Problems

February 3, 2008
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Links to information from the George Washington University Medical Center.
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OxyContin Settlement May Curb Narcotic Use in Workers’ Comp

May 24, 2007
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The workers’ comp industry has warned for years that OxyContin and other narcotics have been prescribed too often to workers suffering from injuries not severe enough to require the use of such potent drugs.
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Drug Testing May Not Violate Fourth Amendment

May 4, 2007
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Drug testing of government employees must be based on special governmental needs and balanced against individual privacy rights to avoid a Fourth Amendment violation.
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Demon Speed The Danger of Hidden Methamphetamine Use

February 23, 2007
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While some measures show meth usage at work decreasing, drug intervention experts worry that several factors muddy a clear view of its workplace prevalence. Meth-infused energy and productivity can mirror ideal employee behavior, rather than addiction, they say.
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Drug Testing's Negative Results

October 3, 2003
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Convinced by shaky economic data and appeals to civic virtue, employers have long allowed themselves to be persuaded that testing employees for drug use is the right thing to do. Now, after hard looks at budget and some long-simmering issues about trust and efficacy, they're not so sure.
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Positive Drug Rates by Drug Category

October 3, 2003
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A chart showing positivity rates for marijuana, cocaine, PCP and other drugs
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It's Alcohol That Should Be Tested

October 3, 2003
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Most people don't realize that alcohol is a drug.
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Courts Debate Rehiring Substance Abusers

May 2, 2003
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The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically excludes drug users from coverage. But can recovered addicts be considered disabled? That's what the Supreme Court will decide.
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