“And to prevent this from happening more people need to be talking about this.” — Agreed.
“The Inquiry concludes that there is no justification for drug testing in the workplace as a means of policing the private behaviour of employees, or of improving performance and productivity. It suggests that although drug testing does have a role to play, particularly where safety is a concern, investment in management training and systems is likely to have a more positive impact and to be less costly, divisive and invasive.” — Drug Testing in The Workplace — IIDTW
The ASAM plans to introduce non-FDA approved “forensic” Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) into mainstream healthcare via a loophole. This same group introduced most of these tests through a loophole and now they want to drug-and alcohol TEST EVERYBODY including STUDENTS AND KIDS through another loophole! These tests are of unknown reliability and accuracy. The LDT pathway does not even require proof that the test is even valid (i.e. that the test is actually testing for the substance it claims to be testing) but with no FDA oversight or regulation the labs can claim anything they want in marketing it and they do.
If a doctor collects a test on a “patient” the test is rendered “clinical” rather than “forensic” and by deeming this drug-testing “clinical” rather than “forensic” they can…
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