Chief toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and professor of pathology and pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and professor of pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Drug testing of employees has become very popular. It has been stated that such testing is necessary because of the widespread use of drugs that affect the health, safety, and performance of workers. The sudden increase in demand for such testing has led to inadequate testing and questionable interpretation of results. High quality testing is relatively expensive. A method for evaluating the effect of drug testing programs is sorely needed. Even more important is a program for evaluating the quality of testing and the competency of those who interpret the tests. There is practically no documentation of the past and present extent of the drug problem in the workplace.
Paper ID: JFS12361J