"Winning the War on Drugs: The Role of Workplace Testing" [Reminiscence]
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Koop, C. Everett
Reproduced with permission of C. Everett Koop.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Substance Abuse Detection
Reproduction and Family Health
Winning the War on Drugs: The Role of Workplace Testing (January 16, 1990)
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 1990 Jan 16
In the war on drugs, one of the subjects that kept coming up for attention was the feasibility, the ethics, and the legality
of spot-testing workers at the worksite for the presence of drugs in their bodies.
Current scientific evidence demonstrated that modern drug-testing technology and procedures were accurate and reliable. False
positives are essentially eliminated.
This lecture is included in the archive because it gives an inisght how the Surgeon General and the Public Health Service
felt about the issue of drug-testing at the worksite, as of 1990.