Category: By the Numbers

Rising methamphetamine use in the U.S. workforce
Methamphetamine positivity continues to steadily increase in the American workforce, according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  November 30, 2017

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications
52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests. Continue reading

By   /  October 3, 2017

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs
New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month. Continue reading

By   /  September 25, 2017

By the Numbers: Random drug testing data
The FMCSA random rate is only a minimum standard and employers can elect to test at a greater rate. Examine your program and consider the risks. Continue reading

By   /  September 22, 2017

America’s favorite illicit drug: marijuana
Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index data showed a nearly 75% increase of marijuana positivity in oral fluid drug tests in the U.S. workforce. Continue reading

By   /  July 7, 2017

Mapping drug use in the U.S. workforce
Our new interactive map, powered by Drug Testing Index data, illustrates workplace urine drug test positivity by drug type for the past 10 years. Continue reading

By   /  June 9, 2017

Cocaine continues upward trend
Cocaine positivity increased 12% in 2016, reaching a 7-year high of 0.28%, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  June 1, 2017

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers
Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared." Continue reading

By   /  May 11, 2017

By the Numbers: Going green with eCCF
If eCCFs were used for every Quest Diagnostics drug test performed instead of paper CCFs, 10,000 trees could have been saved in 2016 alone. Continue reading

By   /  March 1, 2017

Data shows escalating drug use in the U.S. workforce
Typically, there is at least 30 percent more self-reported drug use by people who work for an employer without a drug testing program. Continue reading

By   /  January 24, 2017