Judicial

Testing Breast Milk for Misbehavior

Question: I left my girlfriend because of her drug habit. We have a newborn child together and I’m concerned that she is continuing the drug use and endangering our child through her breast milk. Can you test breast milk for drugs? Answer: Most drugs of abuse readily pass into human breast milk and can be…

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules On Stoned Driving

Last month, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled 4 to 1 that laws designed to handle driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol could not be applied directly to marijuana because of the way the drug interacts with the bloodstream. Under DUI laws, a person is automatically guilty of a crime if his blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent,…

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Federal agents make ‘spice’ busts across Albuquerque

Spice is marketed in such a way that attracts young people, targeting kids as young as 12. They are packaged in colorful foil packets with a play-on words of familiar type of brands. Symptoms, once you take it, can include paranoia, hallucinations, fainting and a rapid heartbeat. As a schedule-I drug, the DEA says it’s as bad as heroin and LSD. View…

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Testing for drug-endangered children

Question: My ex-husband has custody of our son every third weekend. He seems like a different child, when he returns; sleeping the rest of the day and all night. Not until he wakes the next day, does he seem himself. A Meth habit caused our divorce and I’m concerned he may be using drugs in…

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Workplace Policies and Medical Marijuana Cards

Question: I conducted a random drug test at my business. Two employees tested positive for marijuana: one has a medical marijuana card, the other does not. My business requires employees to be alert and full functioning. Can I treat them the same or must I handle each differently as a result of the medical marijuana…

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Test Your Knowledge on Drugs. Take the 2013 Drug IQ Test

1. An opioid is a mind-altering chemical that can come from a plant (the opium poppy) or be man-made. Which of these drugs is NOT an opioid? A. Vicodin             C. Heroin B. Morphine         D. Cocaine 2. What percentage of people who smoke marijuana every day become addicted? A. 5-10%              C. 25-50% B. 80-90%            D.…

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DNA helps newborn with survivor benefits

Question: My husband died soon after the birth of our newborn daughter. It wasn’t until after the funeral that I realized his name was missing from the birth certificate. She is being denied social security benefits until paternity can be established. My husband was cremated and not available for DNA testing. My life has been…

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Drug testing mandatory for Transportation for Hire in Arizona – Starts September 13, 2013

JANICE K. BREWER-GOVERNOR KEVIN TYNE,  DIRECTOR ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 4425 West Olive Avenue, Suite 134 Glendale, AZ 85302 602-771-4920 FAX 623-939-8586 800-277-6675 www.azdwm.gov Attention! Transportation For Hire Companies This month, on September 13th, 2013, Senate Bill 1087 (Drug Testing Records; Taxi Drivers) a new law and requirement will become effective. In accordance…

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Gary Patrone Named a VIP Member of Worldwide Who’s Who

  Press Release For Immediate Release   Gary Patrone Named a VIP Member of Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Medical Testing   Mr. Patrone brings his strong managerial vision to the healthcare industry TEMPE, AZ, March 26, 2013, Gary Patrone, Chief Executive Officer of SonicTest Labs,  was recently named a VIP member of Worldwide…

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Gary Patrone Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who

  Gary Patrone Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Medical Testing   Mr. Patrone brings his strong managerial vision to the healthcare industry TEMPE, AZ, March 12, 2013, Gary Patrone, Chief Executive Officer of SonicTest Labs,  has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in toxicology testing. Mr.…

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