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More Employers Saying Smokers Need Not Apply

An increasing number of hospitals and medical businesses are making tobacco use a reason to reject job applicants or fire existing employees, The New York Times reported Feb. 10. Under the new “tobacco-free” hiring policies, applicants can be turned away…

Judge Supports Wal-Mart Firing of Employee Over Medical Marijuana

A federal judge in Michigan has ruled that Wal-Mart was within its rights to fire an employee for using medical marijuana to treat an inoperable brain tumor, The Wall Street Journal’s law blog reported Feb. 11. Judge Robert Jonker ruled…

Judge Supports Wal-Mart Firing of Employee Over Medical Marijuana

A federal judge in Michigan has ruled that Wal-Mart was within its rights to fire an employee for using medical marijuana to treat an inoperable brain tumor.

Studies: E-Cigarettes Popular, May Be Effective at Helping Smokers Quit

A new research study suggests that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may be more effective at helping smokers quit than nicotine patches or gum.

Lawmakers in Ten States Mull Drug Testing of Public Aid Recipients

Legislators in at least ten states are considering bills that would require adults on various types of public assistance to submit to drug testing. Supporters have said that testing would save money and encourage treatment, while opponents have claimed it would…

Studies: E-Cigarettes Popular, May Be Effective at Helping Smokers Quit

A new research study from Boston University suggests that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may be more effective at helping smokers quit than nicotine patches or gum, TIME magazine reported Feb. 10. The researchers, led by Michael Siegel, M.D., sent surveys to…

Lawmakers in Ten States Mull Drug Testing of Public Aid Recipients

Lawmakers in at least ten states are considering bills that would require adults on various types of public assistance to submit to drug testing.

Helping Nurses Fight Addiction Also Helps Their Patients

The best way to manage substance abuse in nurses — and safeguard patients — is to help them beat addiction rather than punishing them for it, according to researchers. Recent estimates put the rate of drug and alcohol abuse among…

For Consumers and Providers: Parity 101

Whether you are a consumer or a provider, SAMHSA’s Partners for Recovery Initiative can help you grasp the ins and outs of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the recently released Interim Final Rule.

Helping Nurses Fight Addiction Also Helps Their Patients

The best way to manage substance abuse in nurses — and safeguard patients — is to help them beat addiction rather than punishing them for it.

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