Poppy seeds can become contaminated with opiates during harvesting. For the US Defense Department, invoking a ‘poppy seed defense’ may not be enough to rule out a positive drug test result.
What happens when drug testing experts come across a substance they have never seen before?
In the wake of debate about cannabis, performance-enhancing drugs and the Olympic Games, athlete-driven doping legislation is the way forward.
No sightseeing, cheering, singing or (at least officially) sex. This is what an Olympic Games during a pandemic could look like.
Alcohol is not the reason people harass, bully or intimidate. The fundamental problem behind those behaviours is attitudes to women. Testing on-site doesn’t address those deeper cultural issues.
A court challenge from high-profile prisoner Craig Minogue will see new limits around prison officials’ treatment of prisoners
Will a vaccine for COVID-19 be safe? Animal testing, human clinical trials and post-approval surveillance give us good grounds to believe that a future approved vaccine will work and be safe.
We need to look at what’s behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
There’s no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can’t distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
After losing her marginal seat of Corangamite at the election, Sarah Henderson is set to return to parliament after winning preselection for a Victorian Senate vacancy.
There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here’s what else we can do.
The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to lift its ban on Russia’s drug testing has set off another controversy about whether there will ever be a level playing field in the world of sports.
The toll of the opioid epidemic is often derived from toxicology reports. These rely on drug tests. A medical historian explains these tests and how they fall short of capturing why people are dying.
Researchers who’ve created a kidney-on-a-chip explain why these kinds of devices are an improvement over traditional ways to test new drugs.
The FDA recently issued a draft guidance for testing drugs in pregnant women. Here’s why it’s a good thing.
We need a radical solution to clean up doping in elite sport.
Research is increasingly proving fingerprints can be used for much more than identifying people.
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
There’s a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don’t fully understand how they work.
Most of the evidence drawn on by critics of the trial comes from places that have implemented such programs. So, have they worked?