Missouri Home Drug Test Company Expands to Schools

1 decade 10 months 6 days ago September 19, 2006 Sep 19, 2006 Tuesday, September 19 2006 Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:59:14 PM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Parents looking to keep their kids off drugs are increasingly turning to a new tool: home drug-testing kits. The explosion of Internet commerce has been a boom for sellers of the kits, including a Missouri company called TestMyTeen.com. The Fenton-based company is offering Missouri school districts up to five-thousand dollars worth of free testing equipment. The schools, in turn, are asked to spread the message directly to parents. Some drug prevention researchers, though, warn about the prospect of false-positive tests. They note the lack of evidence showing decreases in drug use. Other critics call the tests invasive and damaging to the trust between parents and children.

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