Author: Bonnie Bush

Illicit drugs

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection

October 23, 2018 By

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heroin use is a key part of a larger substance abuse problem, as nearly all heroin users take at least one other drug. %

News

Drug testing live in Lenexa

October 5, 2018 By

Quest invited SAPAA attendees to tour our Lenexa, KS facility which is the largest single-site workplace drug testing laboratory in the United States. Our scientists led guests through the drug testing process from start to finish so they could see our lab in action.

We're There

I’m There: Lawrence Guinn

September 19, 2018 By

Lawrence Guinn, Director, Customer Solutions, knows that fostering an environment of collaboration and adaptability leads to success.

Drugs & Alcohol

Painkiller use around the world

August 31, 2018 By

Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day we take a look at American opioid use compared to the broader global landscape. The results inform why the epidemic is not slowing down.

Drugs & Alcohol

Cannabis brief

August 17, 2018 By

Marijuana legislation in the United States is constantly changing. Understanding marijuana use statutes is important because its use, cultivation, and distribution can impact the general public, including the workforce.

Webinars

Back to basics: Urine drug testing webinar

July 28, 2018 By

Mark Haworth and Charlie Sullivan present facts and data about urine drug testing and answer your most common questions.

Drugs & Alcohol

Benzodiazepines: the new drug crisis?

June 13, 2018 By

While our country faces the harsh realities of the opioid epidemic, benzodiazepines are also emerging as popular drugs of abuse. Bloomberg dubbed benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos,” as American’s next big drug problem

We're There

I’m there: Joyce Reid

May 14, 2018 By

Joyce is a key part of keeping communication open between teams, and helps to bridge gaps at the Atlanta laboratory. In this month’s edition of our “I’m There” series, Joyce describes what we’re there when you need us means to her. Read the full story.

Urine testing

States move to ban synthetic urine

May 4, 2018 By

Synthetic urine has become a popular means of attempting to elude a positive drug test result, considering it often contains uric acid, a chemical naturally found in urine.

News

Laboratorians: The backbone of our business

April 23, 2018 By

Our laboratory professionals are fundamental to our success because they carefully and meticulously execute every step in the drug testing process. At Quest, we celebrate the 30,000 lab professionals who work behind the scenes — including 665 laboratorians who work in our drug testing business.