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Cannabidiol and drug tests
With the rise in popularity of cannabidiol (CBD), we need to address the elephant in the room and answer the question “Will I pass a drug test if I use CBD?” Before we can do that, it is important to know what CBD is. Continue reading

By   /  June 19, 2018

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids
In the midst of our nation’s opioid crisis, many people are confused about the difference between the term opiates and opioids. The media uses the words interchangeably; however there are significant distinctions between the two terms. Continue reading

By   /  June 15, 2018

Benzodiazepines: the new drug crisis?
While our country faces the harsh realities of the opioid epidemic, benzodiazepines are also emerging as popular drugs of abuse. Bloomberg dubbed benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos,” as American’s next big drug problem Continue reading

By   /  June 13, 2018

I’m there: Lori Reinhardt
Lori Reinhardt believes that by working together we’re better positioned to overcome obstacles and resolve challenges. In this month’s feature of our “I’m There” series, Lori gives us her take on what ‘we’re there when you need’ us means to her. Read the full story. Continue reading

By   /  June 11, 2018

Under the influence: Methamphetamines
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. Continue reading

By   /  May 31, 2018

Drug testing conferences and their purpose
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. Continue reading

By   /  May 30, 2018

DATIA focus: Why Brazil Chose Hair Drug Testing
With high rates of on-the-job alcohol and illicit drug use by professional drivers, the Brazilian government is facing the challenge of keeping its citizens safe on its streets and highways —and to deter drug use by professional drivers. Read more in DATIA focus. Continue reading

By   /  May 24, 2018

Expiring Federal Drug Testing CCF
Prepare now for the June 30, 2018 expiration of the Federal CCF. Using old forms after this date will cause significant delays as collectors will need to complete a memorandum for record (MFR) in order for drug testing to resume. Continue reading

By   /  May 18, 2018

I’m there: Joyce Reid
Joyce is a key part of keeping communication open between teams, and helps to bridge gaps at the Atlanta laboratory. In this month’s edition of our “I’m There” series, Joyce describes what we’re there when you need us means to her. Read the full story. Continue reading

By   /  May 14, 2018

Drug Testing Index: A look at 2014-2018
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the American workforce. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we take a deeper look at overall positivity rates and key milestones from 2014 to 2018. Download our new timeline. Continue reading

By   /  May 10, 2018