Can You Fail a Drug Test Because You Ate Poppy Seeds?

If you’ve ever had a poppy seed muffin, you know how tasty they can be. Poppy seeds are also a good source of dietary fiber, known to be rich in antioxidants, contain plenty of B-complex vitamins and have an abundance of minerals. Oh yes, and poppies are also used to create opium, morphine and heroin.… Continue reading Can You Fail a Drug Test Because You Ate Poppy Seeds?

Drug Testing for Welfare: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone

Imagine if when you went to apply for Medicare, they gave you a sample cup and told you to submit a urine sample. You’d be outraged and understandably so. Now imagine you’ve lost your job and you need help buying food for your kids. You apply for assistance from the state, but they whip out… Continue reading Drug Testing for Welfare: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone

Woman Allegedly Drugs Boy So She Can Use His Urine for Drug Test

A Virginia woman is behind bars after she allegedly gave her boyfriend’s 10-year old son a drug used to treat heroin addiction so that she could then harvest his urine and use it to pass a drug test. The woman, identified as Katie Hinkley, has been addicted to heroin for some time according to friends… Continue reading Woman Allegedly Drugs Boy So She Can Use His Urine for Drug Test

Did George Lopez Actually Pee on Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star?

The steady drumbeat of celebrities trying to outdo one another in their hostility toward Donald Trump continues unabated with the latest contender for “most offended celebrity” being comedian George Lopez. The once famous comedian has been paying attention to the news and realized that all one has to do to receive beau coups free media… Continue reading Did George Lopez Actually Pee on Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star?

Are Urea and Uric Acid the Same Thing?

Synthetic urine has proven itself time and again helping people in tight situations all over the world get the positive results they need to keep their careers on track and ensure their private lives stay private. But artificial urine is also a source of confusion for some and that confusion stems from three words: “urea”… Continue reading Are Urea and Uric Acid the Same Thing?

Testing Reveals the Changing Shape of Drug Use Among US Workers

An analysis of workplace drug testing data has revealed apparent changes in the habits of American workers when it comes to their substance of choice. According to information gathered from more than 10 million drug tests, it seems cocaine and methamphetamine use among U.S. workers has skyrocketed in the past year while the use of… Continue reading Testing Reveals the Changing Shape of Drug Use Among US Workers

News: Fake Weed Sends 25 New Yorkers to the Hospital

Just when you thought it was finally safe to take a hit off that joint, it seems there is now another reason to hesitate other than facing the wrath of the man. Because while acceptance of marijuana has never been greater – with states from coast to coast legalizing it for medical or recreational use… Continue reading News: Fake Weed Sends 25 New Yorkers to the Hospital

Grieving Family Calls for Crackdown on Artificial Products

A very real 21st century, big city style issue recently made the news in the small town of St Clair, Missouri, population 4,100. Because it was there, not far from the wide, lazy meanderings of the Mississippi River, that Barbara and Mike Peterson lost their son Benjamin on March 13, 2016. Losing children is always… Continue reading Grieving Family Calls for Crackdown on Artificial Products

A Brief History of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

It’s no surprise that many athletes will do whatever it takes to get ahead in their field, even going as far as taking illegal performance-enhancing drugs to build muscle mass and strength, and increase endurance. Although this still goes on today, it is not a new problem – in fact, it has been part of… Continue reading A Brief History of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

How Drug Testing Started in Sports History

For many years, all types of athletes, from cyclists to runners to baseball players have been known to use performance-enhancing substances to get ahead of the game, risking their careers and their health. Drug screenings are regularly administered to athletes both in and out of competition, to create a doping-free sport. There is a long… Continue reading How Drug Testing Started in Sports History