Mom who ate poppy seeds sues over fai...

Mom who ate poppy seeds sues over failed drug test

There are 18 comments on the KFYI-AM Phoenix story from Mar 12, 2014, titled Mom who ate poppy seeds sues over failed drug test. In it, KFYI-AM Phoenix reports that:

A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency.

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Parden Pard

Whitehall, PA

#1 Mar 12, 2014
Poppy seeds read like heron on a blood test,,,strange,,,(watch yourself)
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Mar 12, 2014
She's suing the hospital over a poppy seed with a smear [sic].

“frequently laughing”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#3 Mar 13, 2014
I thought everyone knew this?

“frequently laughing”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#5 Mar 13, 2014
teachable moment wrote:
<quoted text>That drug tests can give false positives and aren't reliable?
Specifically, that poppy seeds will test positive for Heroin. It's not a big stretch to see the connection, is it?

“frequently laughing”

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Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#7 Mar 13, 2014
teachable moment wrote:
<quoted text>You are assuming that is common knowledge. I've also heard it's a myth. You shouldn't be surprised that something isn't common knowledge after all your years of real life and your time on Topix. There are millions of extremely dense and ill-informed people in both venues (RL and Topix). Think about the ridiculous claims made here by reichwingers that are "common knowledge" to them.
Regardless, you seem to be saying that the weakness of the test itself (that poppy seeds can fool the test) puts the onus on the test taker. The test creators don't have to improve their system, the public has to adapt and deal with their inability to create a fool-proof test.
The takers do indeed need to improve their tests or raise the level in question. They can and will be held liable. This link has several examples.
http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/poppyseed...

“frequently laughing”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#8 Mar 13, 2014
Takers should read givers, sorry.
Neener Neener Neener

Huntington, NY

#10 Mar 13, 2014
Poppycock!!!

“WHERE BORN AN A-HOLE OR DID ”

Since: Mar 14

YOU WORK AT IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

#11 Mar 13, 2014
teachable moment wrote:
<quoted text>It looks like it IS incumbent upon them to improve their testing.
This is similar to polygraph testing. There's a reason it's not admissible in court- it's not reliable. Drug testing isn't either but it's a business that other businesses are convinced are necessary. There's a lot of money in the testing. Florida governor, Rick Scott, knows about that....
Wrong... Polygraph isn't allowed in court because there is no scientific basis for it. Drug testing has a strong scientific basis for it and is quite reliable. they are not at all similar.
The fact you can fail for opiates by eating poppy seeds is because they contain opiates. If you fail a drug screening over poppy seeds you go and get another test that can quantify the amounts of opiates detected and the sincerity of your claim can be reasonably proven true or false. All said, these days it is rare to test positive for just eating poppy seeds because the test's have been adjusted to only detect opiate metabolites at a higher level than you would get from poppy seeds alone in most scenarios.

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#12 Mar 13, 2014
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Specifically, that poppy seeds will test positive for Heroin. It's not a big stretch to see the connection, is it?
You don't test positive for Heroin. You test positive for Opiates/Opioids.

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Since: Feb 08

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#13 Mar 13, 2014
From now on it's just egg bagels for me!
Marley

Huntington, NY

#14 Mar 14, 2014
I inject poppy seeds directly into my jugular vein, it's an awesome high.....especially when you are fit and sexy like me.

“frequently laughing”

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Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#15 Mar 14, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You don't test positive for Heroin. You test positive for Opiates/Opioids.
Which they assume is heroin usage.

“frequently laughing”

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Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#17 Mar 14, 2014
teachable moment wrote:
<quoted text>And as we all know, assumption is 9/10ths of the law.
Well, I assume everyone knows that....
Certainly seems to be, especially here.
Rajesh

Ashburn, VA

#19 Mar 14, 2014
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“WHERE BORN AN A-HOLE OR DID ”

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#20 Mar 14, 2014
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text> Which they assume is heroin usage.
NO.... they assume opiate/opiod usage. Oxycontin, morphine, hydrocodone, heroin. hydromorphone,..... You said you test positive for heroin, you don't, you tes positive for opiate/opioid metabolites in your system. Just sayin'.

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#21 Mar 14, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>NO.... they assume opiate/opiod usage. Oxycontin, morphine, hydrocodone, heroin. hydromorphone,..... You said you test positive for heroin, you don't, you tes positive for opiate/opioid metabolites in your system. Just sayin'.
Okay.
DeeJay

South Lyon, MI

#22 Mar 14, 2014
They did this on Myth Busters years ago. Poppy shows up positive for opiates.
DeeJay

South Lyon, MI

#23 Mar 14, 2014
It's stated in a well-known poem from the early seventies.

Take Me in Your Arms

(Miss Heroin)

So now, little man, you've grown tired of grass
LSD, goofballs, cocaine and hash, 
and someone, pretending to be a true friend,
said, "I'll introduce you to Miss Heroin."

Well honey, before you start fooling with me, 
just let me inform you of how it will be.

For I will seduce you and make you my slave, 
I've sent men much stronger than you to their graves. 
You think you could never become a disgrace, 
and end up addicted to Poppy seed waste.

So you'll start inhaling me one afternoon, 
you'll take me into your arms very soon. 
And once I've entered deep down in your veins, 
The craving will nearly drive you insane.

You'll swindle your mother and just for a buck.
You'll turn into something vile and corrupt. 
You'll mug and you'll steal for my narcotic charm,
and feel contentment when I'm in your arms.

The day, when you realize the monster you've grown, 
you'll solemnly swear to leave me alone.
If you think you've got that mystical knack, 
then sweetie, just try getting me off your back.

The vomit, the cramps, your gut tied in knots.
The jangling nerves screaming for one more shot. 
The hot chills and cold sweats, withdrawal pains,
can only be saved by my little white grains.

There's no other way, and there's no need to look,
for deep down inside you know you are hooked.
You'll desperately run to the pushers and then,
you'll welcome me back to your arms once again.

And you will return just as I foretold!
I know that you'll give me your body and soul.
You'll give up your morals, your conscience, your heart.
And you will be mine until, "Death Do Us Part" 

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