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Drug Abuse in the News

 

4/18/2018

The State Journal-Register

Springfield man sentenced for leaking drug testing information
The State Journal-Register
A federal judge sentenced a Springfield resident counselor Tuesday to one year and two months in prison for telling a parolee when he was to be drug tested. Zachery Morgason, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with proceedings in December ...


4/19/2018

MassHealth overpaid for drug tests, audit finds
The Boston Globe
MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, overpaid up to $4.4 million over nearly four years to laboratories that improperly billed for drug testing, according to a report Thursday by state Auditor Suzanne M. Bump. The erroneous payments represent a tiny ...


4/19/2018

Hartford Courant

'Monsignor Meth' Escapes Return To Jail Despite Failing Drug Tests ...
Hartford Courant
Former Monsignor in Bridgeport Diocese faces parole violation for dirty urine test.

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4/19/2018

MassLive.com

Auditor Suzanne Bump identifies $4.38 million in improper drug testing payments by MassHealth
MassLive.com
MassHealth overpaid $4.38 million for drug tests over a more than four-year period, according to an audit released Thursday by state Auditor Suzanne Bump. "MassHealth needs to take stronger measures to stop drug labs from ripping off taxpayers," Bump ...
Audit Show MassHealth Still Overpays for Drug Tests and Drug ScreensCape Cod Today

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4/19/2018

Futurity: Research News

Growing liver cancer in the lab may speed up drug testing
Futurity: Research News
Researchers have developed a method for growing liver cancer cells in the lab. Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. A major challenge in developing effective drugs for liver cancer is the ...

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4/19/2018

Reuters

Boxing: Alvarez, Ogawa banned for six months for failed drug tests
Reuters
?He is ready to continue his remarkable record of fighting at the highest level,? it added of the 27-year-old who has a 49-1-2 record. According to an ESPN report, the NSAC stripped Ogawa of his IBF super-featherweight title, which he won by beating ...
Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Should Have Been Fined, TooBoxingScene.com

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4/21/2018
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4/21/2018

KOB

New Mexico school district eyes mandated drug testing
KOB
The Associated Press April 21, 2018 12:32 PM. LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico school district may require all teachers, staff and student athletes to undergo drug testing. Advertisement. The Las Vegas Optic reports West Las Vegas Schools ...
New Mexico school district eyes mandated drug teachingKRQE News 13

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4/16/2018

NPR

Doctors Keep Hypertension Patients Honest With A Drug Test ... - NPR
NPR
High blood pressure can cause severe health problems, but some of the medications to control it have unpleasant side effects. A new drug test alerts doctors when patients aren't taking their meds.
Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And DoctorsNew England Public Radio

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4/20/2018

For The Win

Your annual reminder that the NFL's drug testing period begins on 4/20
For The Win
This has relevance to players not in the substance-abuse program, who are subject to testing at any time. For players not in the program, this is it; one test, implemented at some point between April 20 and early August. Once that sample is provided ...
NFL Reminds Players That The Drug Testing Period Begins On 4/20Total Pro Sports

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4/20/2018

News-Medical.net

Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy
News-Medical.net
That led them to develop a new drug screening method that measures energy production in the background of a diseased brain. Specifically, they tested new drugs in zebrafish, a small, tropical fish genetically similar to humans whose brains can develop ...

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