Magazine article Workforce

Faking It

Magazine article Workforce

Faking It

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Same a trick for faking results in a drug test, and Industrial Health Care (IHC), Connecticut's leading center for drug screening, has probably seen it. There's quite a cottage industry in drug-test evasion products, too, says Dr. David Feinstein, a certified medical review officer with IHC.

Some of the most creative dodges IHC has encountered include:

* A Web site that sells concentrated urine, "guaranteed to pass any drug test," along with a prosthetic device that allows a man to give a fake urine sample while appearing to be giving a sample from his own bladder.

* Drinking large amounts of water before or during the test in order to dilute the results. Testers can identify the dilution right away. IHC also, in some places, turns off the water in the testing room and adds a blue-colored tablet to the toilet bowl. "If a person tries to mix toilet water with their sample," says IHC, "the result is a greenish liquid. …

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