Brickbat: Next Time Get an English Muffin


Poppy seed muffin
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The day after Jane Silakowski gave birth, a doctor came into her room and told her she'd failed a drug test. She insisted she had had no drugs and asked if the poppy seed bread she'd had before coming to the hospital could have caused the result. "That's from Seinfeld, that can't be,'" the doctor said. In fact, the bread had caused a false positive. But the hospital still contacted Erie County Child Protective Services, which launched an investigation. For the next eight weeks, CPS made house calls and visited Silakowski's two older children at school. And Silakowski had to undergo drug testing and counseling at her own expense.