AUSTIN, Tex. — An entrepreneur is selling drug-free urine for $49.95 a bag in a business that a civil libertarian says could boom as drug tests become more common.
Byrd Laboratories' advertisement in an entertainment-oriented Austin newspaper says the urine is "for experimental purposes only." It guarantees "100% pure urine . . . suitable for unanticipated urine demand."
Lab owner Jeffrey Nightbyrd, 32, speculated that the most common use could be to beat on-the-job urine tests for drug use.
"The government says they have a right to take bodily fluids. I just decided I'd make some money off that because people are going to resist," he said in an interview.