Author: Pablo Bolaños

Ask the Experts

Ask the experts: Drug testing and prescription medication

September 11, 2018 By

What happens if you fail a drug test but have a prescription? Learn about the important role Medical Review Officers have in the drug screening process.

Synthetic drugs

K2 explosion: What happened in Connecticut?

September 6, 2018 By

K2 is not a safe alternative to marijuana. On the contrary, its dangerous chemicals are mostly unknown and carry a high risk of drug overdose.

We're There

I’m there: Chris Ritter

August 20, 2018 By

Looking at a business in it's simplest form, Chris Ritter describes how Quest is able touch lives every day, while running intricate and complex operations.

Drugs & Alcohol

Is marijuana addictive?

July 9, 2018 By

Marijuana legislation, coupled with changing pulic opinions, have created a gap in viable information about the drug's addictive properties.

Under the influence

Under the influence: Marijuana

June 28, 2018 By

Marijuana is said to be safe, to be harmless, and even contain health benefits to those who consume it. We offer some facts surrounding the drug and what users may expect when consuming the illicit substance as we continue our series "Under the Influence"

Drug Testing

Under the influence: Methamphetamines

May 31, 2018 By

Methamphetamine use doesn't dominate headlines, however the drug has made a comeback in the United States and is the culprit of it's very own kind of epidemic. Learn more about the drug, it's effects on the body and what the latest data from Quest Diagnostics has to say about workplace positivity trends.

Drug Testing

Drug testing conferences and their purpose

May 30, 2018 By

Drug testing conferences have a purpose, to educate and align many in the industry to the most talked about topics of today. From the opioid crisis, to best practices with collection sites and professionals. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association's conference offers a broad variety of valuable insights.

Collections

Quest brings drug test collections to retail locations

April 10, 2018 By

As a leader of diagnostic insights, Quest Diagnostics is bringing drug test collection sites to retail locations across the United States beginning with select Walmart and Safeway stores.

News

Cocaine’s resurgence

March 27, 2018 By

Cocaine does not get as much attention in the U.S. as opioids. But a very real epidemic is taking place and it comes in the heels of record-breaking coca plantation production in Columbia. The perfect storm has created cocaine use like we have not seen in years in the U.S.

Drug Testing

Unearthing the roots of substance-abuse disorders

March 20, 2018 By

Our new white paper helps to demystify the complexities of addiction and examine the evolution of substance-abuse disorders over a lifetime. Get the facts and gain insights about how someone can struggle with addiction.