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Speaking of the D-L test, they wrote that “mace, nut-
meg and tea reacted with the modified Duquenois-Levine [test]
This two-year scientific/legal investigation reveals a drug testing regime of fraudulent forensics used by police, pros-
ecutors, and judges which abrogates every American’s Constitutional rights. The report is a call to action by former
FBI chief scientist and narcotics officer, Dr. Frederic Whitehurst and writer and forensic drug expert, John Kelly, for
lawmakers to enact a moratorium on the use of these tests and to create the necessary oversight and control of drug
testing to protect the public’s basic freedoms. While the report does not examine blood or urine drug tests, it does
examine in depth lab tests as well as field tests used by police, jails, schools, border guards, parents and others to de-
termine if a suspected substance is in fact an illegal drug.
False Positives Equal False Justice
Validity of testing depends on the type of test done. Screening tests are typically rapid qualitative urine immunoassays. Such screening tests are associated with a number of false-positive and false-negative results, and they do not detect meperidine and fentanyl. Lysergic acid diethylamide ('___'), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), mescaline, and inhaled hydrocarbons are not detected on readily available screens. Confirmatory tests, which may require several hours, typically use gas chromatography or mass spectroscopy.
False positives can result from ingesting prescription and nonprescription therapeutic drugs and from consuming certain foods. Poppy seeds may produce false-positive results for opioids. Pseudoephedrine, tricyclic antidepressants, and quetiapine may produce false-positive results for amphetamines, and ibuprofen may produce false-positive results for marijuana.
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: alkali
That is fine. But this is about involving the law. That automatically removes the trust between care giver and patient.
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: dawnstar
Do you feel owned? Going to the doctor is stressful enough. Even when you know you can pass a drug test, the what if is in the back of mind. I would go midwife.
Third, if you suffer from crippling anxiety and can't function whenever you see a doctor or get near a hospital, you need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist and attend therapy.
originally posted by: redhorse
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie
If this OBGYN is private practice, their policy is their policy. They have as much of a right to determine that policy as you have a right to tell them to stuff it about that drug test. Find a different OBGYN. You have the right to decline the test but they are not obligated to see you. They will probably call CPS on you anyway because you refused to take that test. Don't be surprised when there are social workers at your door.
I think a policy like this is unethical and counter productive. You simply prevent women that are drug users from seeking prenatal care. Denying care to a population of the unborn that is likely to need that care more than average is just stupid and mean. Also, as you said, they are essentially refusing to see to the health of the unborn because they are making a moral judgment about the mother.
Ethically, I think that they are out of line but you can't require them to see you unless... You can successfully make the argument (as in you would probably have to take it to court) that they are your ONLY option for prenatal care. Find someone else. I would let it go.
Congratulations by the way. I hope all goes well.