News that the Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, will be suspended for allegedly violating rules that prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs comes at a time when more companies are requiring drug tests — and more job candidates are failing them.
According to the data from Quest Diagnostics, a leader in drug testing services, the share of candidates who tested positive for illicit drugs increased by 5.7% in the first half of 2012. The drug most commonly found was marijuana, which showed up in 2% of urine tests, which is nearly twice the proportion of applicants who tested positive for amphetamines – the next most commonly found drug of abuse.
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