posted by CharlesB in Health

What if the government required every citizen to have a drug test, and lose their job?

January 30, 2013

Will this be the future of socialised medicine?

"But the Scotland Yard chief said employers who discovered a staff member abusing drugs would not have to turn “informant” and tell the police. While his “refreshing” comments, reported by the Daily Mail, were welcomed by campaigners, they are likely to raise civil liberties concerns. In the United States, random drug-testing is already accepted in sectors such as education, health, retail, financial and manufacturing. Companies say the tests not only improve safety but also help identify theft risk and improve productivity."--By Andrew Hough, 30 Jan 2013

Scotland Yard chief calls for professional workers to face drug-testing
Millions of professional workers should face drug-testing at work, Britain’s most senior police officer has suggested.

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