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Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids

June 15, 2018 By

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.

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Increases in illicit drugs, including cocaine, drive workforce drug positivity to highest rate in 12 years

May 16, 2017 By

The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index shows increases in positivity for illicit drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, across virtually all test types.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Heroin positivity continues to rise

December 15, 2016 By

Heroin positivity increased 146% between 2011 and 2015 in the general U.S. workforce according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

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By the Numbers: Positivity by drug

October 6, 2016 By

Detection rates of amphetamine, heroin and marijuana have increased annually for the past five years according to the Drug Testing Index.

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Drug positivity in U.S. workforce rises to highest level in a decade

September 15, 2016 By

The percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high.

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Spotlight on the prescription drug epidemic

June 16, 2016 By

The passing of Prince is helping to bring public awareness about the prescription drug epidemic our country is facing.

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Illicit drug test positivity rate increases

June 3, 2015 By

The percentage of American workers testing positive for illicit drugs has increased for the second consecutive year according to Quest Diagnostics.

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Series: Assessing drug use trends in the United States – Heroin

April 9, 2015 By

Join us over the next several weeks as we use several renowned sources to compare and contrast the latest trends in drug use.