Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Man Tries to Purchase Synthetic Marijuana with Fake Million Dollar Bill

A Sharpsville, Pennsylvania man tried to use a fake $1 million dollar bill to purchase a bag of synthetic marijuana known as "K-2" or "Spice" and in this case called "Space Cadet Flight Risk" at a local convenience store. He was caught by police and charged with theft by deception and retail theft.

The synthetic marijuana is a mixture of common herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that mirror the high of marijuana. So far, twelve states have banned the sale of Synthetic Marijuana - (Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, PA, and Kentucky). The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that within the past year there have been over 500 cases of negative reactions to the still legal yet dangerous drug. This type of pot is included in recent a bill outlawing such substances that Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett signed into law. The PA ban takes effect in August 2011.

MMC continues to cover the rise of synthetic marijuana click here to learn more.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pennsylvania Next in Line to Ban Hallucinogenic Bath Salts

MMC applauds Governor Tom Corbett for recently passing a law to ban bath salts, salvia and synthetic cocaine. The ban will take effect 60 days from the signing of the bill. Dr. Neil Capretto at Gateway Rehabilitation Center siad, "It should be made illegal,” and added, “It’s just too potent, too dangerous of a hallucinogen. It would be like having LSD legal which is absurd in my opinion.”

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) recently reported on Florida's Banning of Hallucinogenic Designer Drug "Bath Salts" and when New Jersey banned chemicals used to make designer drug bath salts.

Contact MMC today to learn more about these dangerous drugs and chemicals that are sold in local convenience stores and novelty shops nationwide!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recent NCAA Drug Testing Analysis Shows Elevated Use of Marijuana

The NCAA recently published the results of their annual drug testing analysis and the the number of college athletes testing positive for marijuana at postseason events was up nearly three times compared to their last survey. The number of positive marijuana tests across all three divisions increased from 28 in 2008-09 to 71 in 2009-10. College athletes are subject to NCAA-mandated drug testing for marijuana at NCAA championship events and football bowl games only. The current NCAA-testing policy requires that athletes testing positive sit out one full season and lose a year of eligibility.

Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said, With medical marijuana use on the rise and increased calls in some states for legalization of the drug, more positive tests for athletes are not surprising." Tygart continued "It's a fear we've had that as marijuana and even some performance-enhancing drugs become more socially acceptable that athletes will think it might be acceptable within sports."


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AGC: Pride Of The Penguins - Pittsburgh scores the United States' first LEED-Gold NHL arena


Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is proud to see the accolades continue to roll in for the CONSOL Energy Center - Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. MMC, who is the Third Party Administrator of substance abuse testing for the Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania was on-site during the construction project. MMC is proud to have contributed to making the CONSOL Energy Center construction project a safe work environment.

The project was a joint venture between PJ Dick Corp. of Pittsburgh (Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania) and Hunt Construction Group of Indianapolis (a member of multiple AGC chapters) broke ground on the project on Aug. 1, 2008.

According to the article in the AGC's Constructor Magazine, PJ Dick's Walt Czekaj said that, "Crews completed construction last summer, allowing the Penguins to take occupancy in mid-July, nearly three weeks ahead of schedule."

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is Proud to Observe National Safety Month

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is proud to observe National Safety Month sponsored by the National Safety Council. 

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Washington State Employers Protected From Medical Marijuana Lawsuits

The Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that employers do not need to accommodate an employee's use of medical marijuana including off-site medical marijuana use.  The ruling concludes that employees terminated for medical marijuana use have no basis to sue their employer.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), a Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm continually monitors the news outlets for drug testing news and information to provide our clients and readers with up to date industry information. Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and our technicians and collectors are trained to spot cheaters! MMC works closely with all clients to establish affordable and focused drug testing protocols that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Florida vs. ACLU over Mandatory Public Employee Drug Testing

A recent lawsuit filed by the ACLU in Florida federal court recently challenged Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order mandating pre-employment and random drug testing for all Florida public-sector employees.

Matthew F. Nieman of the the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace writes in a brief that despite the Executive Order’s express limitation to drug-testing, Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, was quoted by the AP in support of the suit, as stating “The analysis of urine also tells a lot more about you that is nobody's business,”including whether an employee is pregnant, or taking heart, diabetes, depression or other medications.

Nieman concludes, "The continuing misperception that an employment-related drug testing delves into pregnancy or diabetes is disappointing and confuses the pertinent issues. Nonetheless, private sector employees should note that a Fourth Amendment attack is applicable only to public-sector.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Enhanced Medicinal Cannabis Developed By British

British based GW Pharmaceuticals is developing a new breed of cannabis-based products aimed at treating a range of conditions including diabetes, epilepsy and Crohn's disease.  Click to learn more.

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry.  MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Florida Gov Signs Welfare Drug-Screen Measure; Takes Action Against Hallucinogenic "Bath Salts"

Welfare Drug-Screen Measure
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation that would require adults who apply for welfare assistance to be drug tested. Scott lead with,"It is unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction." The Governor hammered his point home by stating, "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance and we don't want to waste tax dollars and we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs."

The Law will be in place on July 1, 2011. The legislation will require the Florida Department of Children and Family Services to drug test adults applying to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The adult who applies for assistance will be responsible for the cost but would recoup in their assistance if they qualify. Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children.

Banning of Hallucinogenic Designer Drug "Bath Salts"
Governor Scott also signed a measure outlawing hallucinogenic designer drugs known as "bath salts." Scott said, "The chemical substances found in 'bath salts' constitute a significant threat to health and public safety," Scott's office stated that the "Poison control centers in Florida have reported 61 calls of 'bath salts' abuse, making Florida the state with the second-highest volume of calls." The governors office offered that "The drugs are readily available at convenience stores, discount tobacco outlets, gas stations, pawnshops, tattoo parlors, and truck stops, among other locations."

Mobile Medical Corporation, a Pittsburgh Drug Testing Firm recently posted a blog about the banning of designer bath salts in New Jersey.  The blog can be read here.