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WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING NEWSLETTER TO DEBUT IN AUGUST; NFL DRUG

 LOS ANGELES, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Morgan, editor and publisher of the Drug Testing Journal newsletter, announced today the appointment of Joseph A. Shannon, M.D., M.P.H., as medical editor for the new publication.
 "I couldn't be more pleased at Dr. Shannon's acceptance of our invitation to serve as medical editor of the Drug Testing Journal; there is no one more qualified to fill the post, and all of our readers will benefit from Dr. Shannon's expertise," Morgan stated.
 "As a current drug abuse consultant for the National Football League, medical director and medical review officer (MRO) for one of the country's foremost workplace drug testing provider firms and a top `expert witness' in the field of drug abuse medicine," Morgan said. "Dr. Shannon's acceptance of this post adds substantial credibility to the newsletter, as well as adding to the publication's staff one of the most experienced and knowledgeable medical experts in the field."
 Among the first subjects to be addressed by the Drug Testing Journal, Morgan said, will be the ramifications of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, which adds alcohol to the list of substances for which millions of American workers will be required to be tested. The new law also requires substantive changes in the manner in which workers will be tested for drugs, adds intrastate workers to the list of employees who must submit to testing by law, mandates "split sample" urine collection procedures, and seeks to reduce the "cutoff" level (below which a "positive" drug test will be reported as "negative") for marijuana tests.
 Also covered in the Drug Testing Journal "will be understandable reviews of complex legal and medical issues, and a substantial part of each issue will present `How to' advice for employers, employees, and medical professionals who must deal with these sensitive issues on a daily basis," Morgan said.
 Morgan also invites any concerned representatives of business, labor, legal or medical groups to offer contributions to the publication.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: The publishers invite inquiries/interviews on the subjects of drug and alcohol use/abuse/testing and can serve as a resource for current, accurate information on the subjects./
 /CONTACT: Richard Morgan, editor and publisher of American Drug Abuse Medicine (ADAM) Publishing, 818-881-4400/


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