Tag: 6-AM

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

Increases in illicit drugs, including cocaine, drive workforce drug positivity to highest rate in 12 years
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index shows increased positivity for illicit drugs across virtually all specimen types and in all testing groups. Cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine use is up broadly. Continue reading

By   /  May 16, 2017

By the Numbers: Heroin positivity continues to rise
Heroin positivity increased 146% between 2011 and 2015 in the general U.S. workforce according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  December 15, 2016

By the Numbers: Positivity by drug
Detection rates of amphetamine, heroin and marijuana have increased annually for the past five years according to the Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  October 6, 2016

Drug positivity in U.S. workforce rises to highest level in a decade
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 of 4.0%, according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  September 15, 2016

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

By   /  June 16, 2016

Illicit drug test positivity rate increases
The percentage of American workers testing positive for illicit drugs has increased for the second consecutive year according to Quest Diagnostics. Continue reading

By   /  June 3, 2015

Series: Assessing drug use trends in the United States – Heroin
Join us over the next several weeks as we use several renowned sources to compare and contrast the latest trends in drug use. Continue reading

By   /  April 9, 2015