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FTA Random Drug Testing Rate Increases From 25 Percent to 50 Percent Effective January 1, 2019

Announced just weeks ago the Federal Transit Administration will increase the minimum rate of random drug testing from 25 percent to 50 percent. This change will become effective January 1, 2019.   The random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent. This only applies to the FTA Agency. Please discuss with your Minert &...
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Recent FDA Approval For Marijuana Extract Epidiolex

Epidiolex is a new FDA approved drug is a safe and reliable treatment for parents searching for drugs to combat epilepsy. After passing clinical trials this purified marijuana extract can safely given to children instead of using unregulated products that may contain numerous unidentified substances including high levels of the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...
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Marijuana Impaired Driving Enforcement Proves Difficult

Some great statements regarding marijuana impairment and how it metabolizes in a recent article “Technically, is it possible to measure THC in breath? Yes,” said Barry Sample, a board-certified toxicologist, senior director of science and technology for New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics and manager of the lab’s employer drug testing division. “There’s been some early work...
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Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Different trade releases and delays have been in the news concerning OSHA  Regulations but the  one with the most implications on Workplace Drug Policies has taken begun. One OSHA article sites Jan 1 2017 as the effective date  which appears they are giving until the beginning of January for companies to adjust their practices, if...
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