Workplace drug testing not the solution: expert

The deputy director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University, Dr Ken Pidd (PhD), said drug testing in the workplace was just an easy "tick-a-box" response to the problem.

Dr Pidd is due to present his finding today at the 2012 scientific conference of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) in Melbourne.

"Certainly there is very little rigorous research on the effectiveness of workplace drug testing