Anheuser Busch, makers of Budweiser beer, Miller beer, and many other brands, begins a policy of drug-testing in the workplace

In a notable irony, Anheuser Busch, makers of Budweiser beer, [Miller beer], and many other brands, maintains a policy of drug-testing in the workplace. Urinalysis remains its primary method of testing although it also employs hair-testing on an experimental basis. Anheuser Busch requires pre-employment screening of all it potential employees and also does periodic testing of current employees in order to “identify employees who may need assistance in dealing with illegal drugs” Meanwhile, According to the federal National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in 1996 an estimated 110,640 people in the US died due to alcohol. Twenty-one percent of violent felons in state prisons committed their crimes while under the influence of alcohol alone. Federal research also shows that alcohol use was a behavioral factor during the crime for more than 40% of convicted murderers being held in either jail or State prison.

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