Whispers of chaos

“Warnings of chaos are everywhere, even in the nursery. The warning that a kingdom could be lost for the want of a nail can be traced back to the 14th century; the following version of the familiar nursery rhyme was published in Poor’s Richard Almanack in 1758 by Benjamin Franklin: For want of a nail…

Ejercicio arbitrario de las propias razones y empirismo jurídico

Ejercicio arbitrario de las propias razones: conducta típica en que incurre quién, en lugar de recurrir a la autoridad y con fin de ejercer un derecho, se hace arbitrariamente justicia por sí mismo. Esta conducta tiene los siguientes elementos: a) propósito de ejercer un derecho; b) hacerse justicia por sí mismo; c) posibilidad de acudir…

Junk Science and the Need for Regulatory Oversight of Forensic Laboratory Developed Tests

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
Although the current use of these tests is limited to the criminal justice system and professional monitoring programs this may soon change as the American Society of Addiction Medicine is proposing a “new paradigm” of zero-tolerance random widespread drug and alcohol testing. This is outlined  in the ASAM White Paper…

ASAM plan to have doctors drug test Almost everyone using non- FDA approved testing

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
Chain-of-custody and MRO review are critical and that is why most drug-testing programs follow the forensic protocol. And the example of non-forensic drug-testing parolees and probationers is misleading. Any Employee Assistance Program that has a union or some other group looking out for their best interests uses strict “forensic” guidelines.…