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  • NFL Drug Testing: Illegal Procedure

    WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) "uncovered serious breakdowns in confidentiality, accuracy and fairness in the NFL's drug testing program. The drug policy was selectively enforced. Some players with drug problems never received the counseling or rehabilitation that the NFL says it requires."
  • "Cop Out: The Police Department's Pick-and-Choose Drug-Testing Policy Is Starting To Claim a Few Victims"

    This investigation explores how the St. Louis police department's policy of selective, but mandatory, drug testing maligns and professionally ruins officers, even those who come up clean.
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    Washington (D.C.) Times goes undercover to expose how easily the district's drug testing of those on probation can be fooled; the reporter, posing as a person on probation, submitted apple juice and other people's urine, based on which the clinic deemed him drug free, Aug. 23, 28 - 29 and Dec. 13, 1989.
  • "Testing the Drg Testers"

    WJLA-TV (Washington) airs series investigating accuracy of drug testing labs; undercover company supplied spiked and altered urine samples to commercial labs and found 82 percent error rate, Feb. 15-19 and Dec. 23, 1987.
  • Palmdale

    CBS News West 57th looks into the case of 13 air-traffic controllers in California who were found guilty of drug abuse; finds FAA investigation was poorly done, that controllers were victims of innuendo, poor testing and coerced testimony, and at least six of the guilty tested negative for drug use, April 13, 1987.
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    Pittsburgh Press discloses flaws in the FAA's drug screening and medical certification program that allow pilots with life-threatening drug habits and medical problems to fly commercial aircraft; patient confidentiality laws forbid medical personnel from turning in pilots with drug problems; FAA examinations are easily rigged, Sept. 21-Dec. 22, 1986.
  • Bottled up

    Columbia Daily Tribune articles describe the legalities and technologies behind the University of Missouri's program of testing student athletes for drug use, May 11, 1986.
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    KTVY-TV (Oklahoma City) shows how FAA medical officials fail to detect pilots with drug and alcohol problems; medical tests are inadequate, and severe understaffing leads to frequent errors, Dec. 11, 1986.
  • Drug Use at the '83 Pan-American Games

    Los Angeles Times says Olympic athletes continue to use drugs despite drug testing; use of steroids is widespread.