Author: Nicole Jupe

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioids on our roads

March 26, 2019 By

Research shows that prescription opioids are increasingly implicated as a contributing cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents.

Oral Fluid testing

Expert emphasizes benefits of oral fluid drug testing

March 22, 2019 By

An observed collection ranks as a key benefit of oral fluid drug testing because it reduces the opportunity for a donor to alter or tamper with their specimen.

Oral Fluid testing

Back to basics webinar series: oral fluid drug testing

March 1, 2019 By

Dr. Kimberly Samano discusses the benefits of oral fluid drug testing in our webinar, Back to basics: Oral fluid drug testing.

Ask the Experts

Cannabidiol and drug tests

February 8, 2019 By

Maybe. CBD itself would not report positive on a drug test for marijuana or marijuana metabolite. In some states, CBD may contain up to 5% THC. If the CBD product contains THC at a sufficiently high concentration, it is possible that the use of these products could cause a positive urine drug test result.

Drug Testing

Staying safe on Super Bowl Sunday

February 1, 2019 By

Super Bowl ranks as one of the most popular drinking days of the year. Have a game plan so every fan gets home safe.

Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019 By

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

Illicit drugs

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?

January 10, 2019 By

The opioid crisis can harm our workplaces as well as our families and communities. More than 2.1 million Americans struggle with an opioid use disorder.

News

Random testing rates for 2019

December 28, 2018 By

The US Department of Transportation agencies and the Coast Guard publish their annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates for 2019.

Drug Testing

Methamphetamine’s comeback

November 20, 2018 By

Rural America is being overwhelmed with a resurgence of methamphetamine. Recent reports suggest that the opioid crisis is overshadowing rising meth use.

Ask the Experts

Ask the experts: Secondhand marijuana smoke

November 1, 2018 By

You very likely can't fail a drug test from secondhand smoke. There are no published, peer-reviewed studies to date that indicate someone would test positive on a drug test due to incidental exposure of marijuana smoke. Learn more from Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics, on this subject here.