Drug Testing Essay

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  • Drug Testing

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    Mandatory Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Introduction Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients is a controversial issue. Should the government hold people accepting government entitlement’s accountable for illegal drug use or would this type of action cross the boundary of civil liberties into an invasion of privacy? The government has a vested interest in getting welfare recipients back into the working population. Holding welfare recipients accountable for illicit drug use only ensures

  • Drug Testing : A Drug Test

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    Drug testing in the workplace started happening in 1988 and till this day is still continuing. Not until 1991 did they start drug testing on employees who work on aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, and pipelines. Today, mostly everywhere you apply for a job a drug test is mandatory. Which is reasonable because if illegal drugs are involved, drug use can affect workplace concentration and judgment which could put the employee at risk. But should a drug test be required only for those in

  • Drug Testing Professions

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    In many professions, drug testing is the norm. When a company hires an employee, they may be required to be drug tested (Deschenaux, 2015). Throughout the duration of the employment term, drug testing may be required, rather this is a surprise test or not. It would be my opinion that drug testing, for the most part, be used. In many professions, such as hospital, school, or military settings drug testing is mandatory. After all would an individual like to know that their doctor, nurse, child’s teacher

  • Drug Testing Memo

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    regarding illegal drug use in the workplace. Employees who engage in the illegal use of drugs risk their safety, that of their colleagues and customers. As part of the company’s responsibilities, you should commit to maintaining a healthy and happy workforce. The policy will provide a formal process to aid employees in dealing with substances that can negatively impact or impede with work performance. Therefore, it should be policy to pre-employment testing and for cause. Drug use by employees is

  • Drug Testing In Schools. The Topic Of Random Drug Testing

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    Drug Testing in Schools The topic of random drug testing has been a very controversial one, especially in the last few years. RSDT (random student drug testing) made a rise in popularity after being legalized by the United States Supreme Court in 2006. This ruling made testing students who participate in extracurriculars or drive to school able to be tested for illegal drug abuse. This court decision is like many others in the aspect that some strongly agree and others heavily disagree. One side

  • Drug Testing Workplace

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    issue of legal or illegal drug use in the workplace. 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. Marijuana is the most commonly used and abused illegal drug by employees, followed by cocaine, with prescription drug use steadily increasing (“Drugs” 1). There are no requirements for private employers to have a drug-free workplace policy other than federal contractors as well as safety industry positions. The most common reasons we drug test; required by law, reasonable

  • Drug Testing In Sports

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    Drug Testing “People take steroids because they BELIEVE they have no other way. Steroids are about comparing yourself to other people but if you just become the best YOU, you will find out that you will never need them”- Howard Berman. Drug testing is necessary for the survival of sports. Professional athletes earn great amounts of money and with it comes major responsibilities. All of them represent their country, their state, their city, their school, their family, their team, their friends and

  • Drug Testing Essay

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    Even though drug testing is very expensive, ALL high school’s athletes should be tested because drugs are bad for your health and very addictive. A simple drug test could save many lives. Many schools around deny the request to drug test their athletes for the simple conclusion that the cost of the testing would just be to expensive. I disagree whole heartedly on that because although it may be expensive, we could save so many lives by requiring drug tests to play sports. Many students have love

  • Investigative New Drug Testing : Testing And Development Of New Drugs

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    Testing and development of new drugs can be a long, strenuous and costly project for a manufacturing company. In 2003 drug companies spent $2.4 million on bringing new drugs to the market. By 2005 that figured ballooned to $802 million. If you think that is crazy, now experimental drugs cost pharmaceutical companies $312 million just for the post approval process of the drug and a whopping $2.9 billion to place the new drug on the market. The whole process can take 8-12 years until completion.

  • Violation Of Drug Testing

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    people may say that mandatory drug testing is a violation of the athletes’ Fourth Amendment right. According to some people, these tests are unnecessary and therefore violate these rights. The author of “Mandatory Drug Testing Violates Rights” believes that drug testing is a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution; “Courts have ruled that drug tests are a search. A search is a privacy issue, and there has to be a reason for the search.” This is true. Drug tests are a search, and in some