Tox Thursday: High school drug testing

Drug testing high school students before they are allowed to participate in school-sponsored athletics or other extracurricular activities has been a hot issue dating back to 1995 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against student privacy and upheld the constitutionality of drug testing student athletes. The court upheld the ruling again in 2002, and by […]

Tox Tuesday: Methadone

A drug used to treat narcotic addiction has seen an uptick in abuse in recent years.

Methadone, a synthetic narcotic, is used to treat people with severe narcotic addictions (such as those to heroin) as it helps soften the effects of withdrawal by suppressing symptoms for 24 to 36 hours. While methadone doesn’t have the […]

No midweek break this week, so get ready to work with the Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Poultry meat inspection: EFSA reviews risks for public health – European Food Safety Authority

The EFSA issued a scientific opinion last week suggesting traditional poultry inspection may be insufficient […]