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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Latest NSDUH findings

October 17, 2018 By

One in nine individuals aged 12 or older in the United States used an illicit drug in the past month, according to the latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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Opioid overdoses at work

September 21, 2018 By

Overdose deaths at work from drugs or alcohol increased by 38% annually between 2013 and 2016. Learn how the CDC and NIOSH are responding to the crisis.

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Marijuana edibles gain favor

August 23, 2018 By

Marijuana enthusiasts are moving away from smoking marijuana in favor of edibles. As marijuana products gain popularity, drug testing supports a drug-free workplace.

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Quest to sponsor 2019 NDASA conference

August 21, 2018 By

Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions will be the Chairman Circle sponsor for the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association conference in March 2019.

White Papers

Marijuana detection using Oral-Eze white paper

July 28, 2018 By

Many companies hiring new employees are struggling to find job applicants who can pass a drug screen.