2 NEW JERSEY MOTHERS ARE SUING THEIR HOSPITALS AFTER POSITIVE DRUG TESTS FROM EATING POPPY SEED BAGELS
Poppy seed bagels simply want to be in the news. But unlike at least one recently former president, they are completely guileless. Yet here they are, in the news again, for making people’s lives very complicated after a drug test. But this time, there’s a lawsuit with some strong merit that is likely to win. At least 2 NJ hospitals have been giving a new, insanely sensitive drug tests to new mothers who don’t know they’re taking them, and haven’t given permission for them either. And these two women are suing after they tested positive for opiate use after eating poppy seed bagels.
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POPPY SEED BAGELS CAUSE FALSE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS FOR OPIATE USE
So consider this just a moment. You as a women or a woman who is your partner goes into labor. So they go to the hospital in, let’s say New Jersey, to safely deliver and have a joyous experience before going home. But then the hospital staff start acting weird, including the doctors. And maybe they keep your baby a lot longer for “observation.” Eventually, you go home with your new baby. But then, child services for the state of NJ contact you, and you are in the crosshairs of accusations of being a drug user, and possible child abuse and endangerment. Because of poppy seed bagels and overzealous, vindictive hospitals.
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NEW HOSPITAL DRUG TESTS ARE INCREDIBLY SENSITIVE, GUARANTEEING A POPPY SEED OPIATE DRUG USE RESULT
So what would you do? Between all the state oversight from child services and the frequent follow up drug tests they make you take? You hire a lawyer and sue them for every anguished, outraged moment that impacted your new parent experience. And two women have done just that, with the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union. The new overly sensitive drug tests practically guarantee a positive result from eating poppy seed bagels, and uses a testing threshold far lower than the federal government. And there’s the fact that the tests were and are a gross violation of their privacy. The two new mothers didn’t know they were being tested, and didn’t give permission for the tests.
Ah, parenthood in the Garden State is such a joy.