01/30/2014 - The book explores a broad spectrum of mitigation strategies, including packaging, supply chain integrity, “on dose” and “in dose” markers, and more in a depth well beyond that of a primer.
01/28/2014 - The government has partially lifted a gag order on companies like Google and Yahoo, allowing them to disclose information about NSA requests. The CEO of BitInstant, a popular Bitcoin exchange site, has been arrested on money laundering charges related to the Silk Road. And security measures surrounding this year's Super Bowl add up to the largest in the game's history.
08/28/2013 - A Government Accountability Office report on the TSA Explosives Detection Canine Program analyzed how the agency trains and maintains its dogs and programs. The GAO found that the TSA should regularly analyze program trends to better manage and improve how the canines are used in airports. The congressional watchdog also suggested the TSA’s newer passenger screening program be comprehensively evaluated for effectiveness.
07/25/2013 - There is no employment protection for marijuana users in Colorado, according to a state appeals court. Even though recreational and medical marijuana use is now legal in the state, employees who test positive for off-duty marijuana use can be fired from their jobs.
05/24/2013 - A federal court has ruled that a steel manufacturing company’s random drug and alcohol screening program is not discriminatory. Given the dangerous nature of the work involved, the court ruled that the program was necessary to maintain a safe work environment.
05/24/2013 - This comprehensive study from the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime, Transnational Organized Crime in Central American and the Caribbean, examines trends in violence and the drug trade in Central America.
04/26/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that training and testing records support a drug dog’s reliability in establishing probable cause for a search. The dog’s alert was one part of the totality of circumstances that allowed the search to go forward.
02/20/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police do not have to document a drug-sniffing dog's expertise to justify a vehicle search. Amazon has fired a German security company with alleged Neo-Nazi ties. Baltimore is upgrading its school security in a three-phase project.
02/19/2013 - A workplace policy that requires all employees who seek treatment for substance abuse to submit to random drug testing constitutes disability discrimination, according to a New Jersey appeals court. The tests could not be justified by business necessity or for safety reasons and were required of those employees with no history of poor performance.
02/19/2013 - Online pharmacies are a multimillion dollar business, but it’s a consumer-beware world in which much of what is sold is not what it purports to be. Governments and the private sector are trying to address the problem.