03/23/2012 - A man sued the government for violation of his Fourth Amendment rights after a pat-down at an airport checkpoint revealed 700 Oxycodone pills hidden on his body. The court ruled that the pat-down was reasonable because the man consented to the search and could have withdrawn from the search at any time.
03/12/2012 - Colorado lawmakers want to make medication dispensing more secure by requiring biometric verification when patients fill prescriptions, but critics of the plan worry that with the amount of data lawmakers want to collect, information breaches could be more damaging to patients than ever before.
03/06/2012 - The Office of the Director of National Intelligence publishes its annual report on Guantánamo. Groups push to enhance penalties for counterfeit drugs. Unknown hackers target Anonymous. And more.
11/29/2011 - Medical marijuana law does not apply to private employers and does not protect employees from being fired for drug use, according to a ruling by the Washington Supreme Court. One judge dissented, arguing that the law should be rewritten.
10/28/2011 - The demand for drugs in America is growing, and particularly among young people, the rate of drug use has increased, according to the United States Department of Justice's annual National Drug Threat Assessment.
10/28/2011 - Prison officials are protected from liability for using technology to search visitors for drugs. In the case, a prison facility scanned visitors for drugs using a portable ion scanning machine. Individuals who were screened argued that the scan violated their Fourth Amendment rights but the appellate court disagreed, ruling that the machine was not intrusive.
10/27/2011 - Documents show security gaps in anthrax lab. The Guam Department of Corrections' drug testing policy is called into question after an officer fails a drug test. And the TSA raunchy note writer is identified.
08/30/2011 - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not stipulate how long a drug user must undergo rehabilitation before being protected by the act, but an employee is not protected by the ADA if the drug use is sufficiently recent that the employer can reasonably believe drug abuse is still an issue.