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Illicit drugs

Data shows rising methamphetamine use

February 18, 2020 By

Methamphetamine is more dangerous than ever. Data from the CDC shows an alarming uptick of overdose deaths associated with meth use.

Ask the Experts

Cold medicines and drug test results

February 11, 2020 By

During cold and flu season, questions arise about common cough medicines and their impact on drug test results. Get the facts.

By the Numbers

The cost of not drug testing: calculate the savings of implementing a drug testing program

February 4, 2020 By

Hiring and retaining employees are some of the most important—and expensive—investments your company can make. Protect your people with drug testing. Discover how much your company could save with a comprehensive calculator from Quest.

Marijuana

Illinois amends cannabis-related laws

January 28, 2020 By

Employers in Illinois should consult with their local legal counsel to determine the impact of the amended act on marijuana and drug testing programs.

Drug Testing

A closer look: Drug testing panels

January 21, 2020 By

With hundreds of different combinations of detectable drugs and cutoff levels, there’s a urine testing panel for almost any reason for drug testing.

News

FMCSA increases random drug test rate

January 16, 2020 By

The rate for random drug testing for FMCSA increased from 25% of the average number of driver positions to 50% effective January 1, 2020. Random testing helps to deter drug use because it is conducted on an unannounced basis.

Marijuana

Marijuana frequently asked questions

January 7, 2020 By

Whether it is about its legal status, its side effects, or if employers can drug test employees, questions are plentiful about marijuana. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you sift through the noise and get a true sense of the current state of marijuana.

Alcohol

Keep alcohol off the roads

December 30, 2019 By

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, bringing awareness to the consequences of impaired driving, and driving under the influence and preventing motor vehicle fatalities caused by alcohol consumption.

Urine testing

Seven facts about urine drug testing

December 23, 2019 By

Why is urine testing the most frequently used method for drug testing? Learn the facts about urine testing from Quest Diagnostics.

Drugs & Alcohol

International drugs: Opioids and the worldwide epidemic

December 19, 2019 By

The opioid epidemic is not a uniquely American problem. In our new series, International Drugs, we take a closer look at opioid use around the world.