Drug Testing

Drug Testing : Issues and Options

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This important new book offers a variety of perspectives on the challenging and evolving field of drug testing. Few issues have provoked such heated debate or intense scrutiny. Beginning with a history of the development of the drug testing process, the authors describe drug testing techniques, drugs of choice, and the reliability of drug testing laboratories. The impact of drug testing in the military, professional athletics, and among government employees, and the legal responseto both forced and voluntary testing are also presented. Provocative questions about the ethics of drug testing - particularly in the areas of right-to-privacy and illegal search and seizure arguments - are fully explored in a chapter that promises to stimulate discussion about these intricateconstitutional issues. This important text will be of particular interest to clinical pharmacologists, substance abuse treatment specialists, drug-testing personnel, parents, law enforcement officials, and all who are concerned about the burgeoning drug problem throughout the world.show more

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  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 149.86 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195054148
  • 9780195054149

Table of contents

Deborah L. Ackerman: A history of drug testing; J. Michael Walsh & Jeanne G. Trumble: The politics of drug testing; Ronald M. Paolino: Common drugs of abuse: pharmacology and phenomenology; Robert E. Willette: Techniques of reliable drug testing; Read Admiral Paul J. Mulloy: Winning the war on drugs in the military; Eric D. Zemper: Drug testing in athletics; Helen Axel: Drug testing in private industry; Robert T. Angarola: Substance abuse testing in the workplace; Bernard Lo:Ethical issues in drug testing; Robert H. Coombs: Drug testing as experienced by mandatory participants; Ronald M. Paolino: Identifying, treating, and counselling drug abusers; Index.show more

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'... it makes fascinating reading and with the recent spread of drug testing into European industries, is highly topical.'Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacologyshow more