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Mom who ate poppy seeds sues over failed drug test

Posted Wednesday, March 12th 2014 @ 3pm  by Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER) – 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. Rachael Devore, 31, who gave birth at Magee-Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on June 24, contends in her lawsuit that the hospital staff tested her urine while she was in labor and then turned over the "positive" drug test to county caseworkers. That led to weeks of random visits to her home.

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