Drug testing is a multi-billion dollar scam

Drug Testing: Technologies and Global Markets (2008)

The U.S. testing market segment generated the largest share of revenues with $1.4 billion in 2007. This is expected to reach $1.5 billion in 2008 and $2.0 billion in 2014…

http://www.bccresearch.com/market-research/pharmaceuticals/drug-testing-technology-markets-phm013e.html

10/23/2012, Third-party drug-test providers continue to grow nationwide

According to laboratory testing giant LabCare, the market for clinical, anatomic, and genetic testing is $55 billion in the US and Canada alone.1 Within that market, the revenue associated with drugs-of-abuse testing is set to jump from about $2.0 billion today to $2.7 billion by 2015—an increase of 26 percent—according to a recent TriMark Publications study.2

The demand for drug and alcohol testing program management enjoys a 20 percent annual growth rate, says the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).3 It, along with groups like the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), offers legal, technical, and training assistance to the 65 percent of US businesses that require drugs-of-abuse testing. Such testing began nearly 25 years ago when Congress passed the Drug Free Workplaces Act—a response to the recognition that substantial numbers of working Americans were abusing alcohol and substances.

http://www.behavioral.net/article/third-party-drug-test-providers-continue-grow-nationwide

An Overview of Present and Future Drug Testing (2006)

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8/14/2014, Drug Testing Market: Alcohol/Breath Analyzer, Saliva Testers and Biosensor Industry Worth $7 Billion by 2020

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/drug-testing-market-alcoholbreath-analyzer-saliva-testers-and-biosensor-industry-worth-7-billion-by-2020-271227071.html

1999, Drug Testing:  A Bad Investment

Rather than searching for drugs, urine tests search for drug metabolites – inactive drug by-products that the body produces as it processes drugs for excretion.

BLS economist Howard Hayghe attributed this dramatic shift away from private sector drug testing to a confusing legal situation, higher-than anticipated costs, and the failure of drug testing’s promised benefits to materialize.

“I was led into a very small room with a toilet, sink and desk. I was given a container in which to urinate by the attendant. I waited for her to turn her back before pulling down my pants, but she told me she had to watch everything I did. I pulled down my pants, put the container in place
— as she bent down to watch — gave her a sample and even then she did not look away… I am a forty-year-old mother of three, and nothing I have ever done in my life equals or deserves the humiliation, degradation and mortification I felt.”
SOURCE: LETTER FROM FEMALE WORKER TO THE ACLU.

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