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Drugs Increase Employer Pain

July 29, 2011
As the over-prescription of narcotic pain relievers to injured workers grows to near epidemic proportions, applying medical guidelines would help eliminate unnecessary consumption and the problems it drives, the occupational medical experts say.
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How to Spot, Stop and Prevent On-the-Job Drug Abuse

July 8, 2011
Unlike pre-hire testing, random testing is performed on an unannounced, unpredictable basis on existing employees. As such, it is a powerful long-term deterrent for curbing on-the-job substance abuse, since it poses a much higher threat of detection than pre-hire testing.
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Californias Response to Pot on the Job

Thirteen states have laws that allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and that poses some serious dilemmas for employers. The lesson from a recent California Supreme Court ruling is that employers there can refuse to hire medicinal users of marijuana. But things aren’t necessarily as clear in the other states that have such laws.
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