Author: Dr. Barry Sample

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Cold medicines and drug test results

February 11, 2020 By

During cold and flu season, questions arise about common cough medicines and their impact on drug test results. Get the facts.

Marijuana

Illinois amends cannabis-related laws

January 28, 2020 By

Employers in Illinois should consult with their local legal counsel to determine the impact of the amended act on marijuana and drug testing programs.

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DATIA focus: Drug use in America climbs in customer-facing industries

April 15, 2019 By

Drug use by the US workforce increased each year - and by double-digits over 2 years - between 2015 and 2017, in 5 of 16 major US industry sectors analyzed.

Urine testing

Combating cheating in urine drug testing

July 18, 2016 By

Yes, Quest can detect synthetic urine using specimen validity testing, a screening that determines if a specimen is human urine. All urine drug test specimens coming into Quest Diagnostics facilities include specimen validity testing as part of the drug testing process. Learn more about how Quest Diagnostics is combatting cheating in urine drug testing.

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Three steps to paperless drug testing

April 29, 2016 By

Paperless drug testing means less forms, fewer errors and increased productivity. These three steps can help employers transition to online processes.

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Does workplace drug testing work?

April 15, 2016 By

There is a wealth of empirical research that shows that workplace drug testing can help to foster healthier, safer, drug-free work environments.

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It’s time to revisit your workplace substance abuse policies

October 12, 2015 By

All workplace drug-testing programs should be a part of a clearly written, and current, policy that complies with relevant federal and state law.

Oral Fluid testing

Why choose lab-based oral fluid drug testing

August 4, 2015 By

Dr. Barry Sample discusses why a lab-based oral fluid test adds an additional level of accuracy and quality control to your drug testing process.

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Series: Assessing drug use trends in the United States – Opiates

April 22, 2015 By

Over the past few weeks, we used five renowned sources of drug use data to compare and contrast the latest trends in illicit drug use.

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Series: Assessing drug use trends in the United States – Amphetamines

April 17, 2015 By

Join us over the next several weeks as we use several renowned sources to compare and contrast the latest trends in drug use.