Morris J. Panner is a student at Harvard Law School.
The Limits of Science in On-The-Job Drug Screening
Article first published online: 23 MAR 2012
1986 The Hastings Center
Hastings Center Report
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 7–12, December 1986
How to Cite
Panner, M. J. and Christakis, N. A. (1986), The Limits of Science in On-The-Job Drug Screening. Hastings Center Report, 16: 7–12. doi: 10.2307/3562082
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 23 MAR 2012
Mass drug screening offers a deceptively simple solution to the problem of drug use among workers. Even a very effective test is subject to error. In any given group of tested individuals, some will unavoidably be falsely accused. Even though scientific tests appear to provide efficient solutions to social and legal problems, these tests should not be accepted unless they also meet our standards for fair dealing.