Urine samples can pick up some types of illicit drugs but can’t say whether that drug use affects someone’s ability to look for work.
The proposal to drug test welfare recipients needs to be fine-tuned otherwise the government will be targetting the wrong people and be tied up in legal challenges.
Five thousand people on Newstart or Youth Allowance may be targeted for a drug test trial.
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The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
The not-for-profit UK group The Loop said it tested the drug ecstasy with ‘loop lasers’ at a festival in July 2016.
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Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said conducting on-site drug tests at public events "safely and quickly is not really a practical option". But the technology is available.
Drug consumers are using DIY kits in an attempt to find out what substances they’re ingesting – but these rudimentary kits won’t paint a full picture.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
A new Russian hack has claimed to reveal the details of so-called therapeutic use exemptions. But could transparency in this area be a benchmark for the fight against drugs in sport?
Drug analysis would be a safe, ethical and cost-effective way to reduce harm to young people.
Drug analysis would allow young people to make more informed choices about what they are consuming and save lives.
Do PEDs make athletes less human?
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As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
Could random testing put a dent in the drug market?
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It is unlikely that drug testing in workplaces and at nightclubs will have any discernible impact of rates of use.
Young adults are six to seven times more likely to suffer from an ischemic stroke (caused by blood clots) within 24 hours…
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Legal highs that are novel psychoactive substances (NPS) have flooded Britain over the past few years and their use has increased drastically. NPS are cleverly constructed designer drugs often structurally…