Tag: Dr. Barry Sample

Common questions about marijuana
Our experts answer common questions about marijuana related to science, drug testing, policy, and the law. Download the latest marijuana infographic. Continue reading

By   /  July 12, 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

Workforce drug positivity at highest rate in a decade
Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, drug use by the American workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  May 8, 2018

United Nations spotlights hair drug testing in Brazil
International dignitaries and experts gathered at the United Nations to share with the world how Brazil uses hair drug testing technology to help keep its roads safe. Continue reading

By   /  May 2, 2018

Staying compliant with new DOT regulations
New DOT regulations add four opioids: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the test panel. Our experts answer your questions. Continue reading

By   /  November 29, 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

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

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

Employee protections in the era of medical marijuana legislation
Employee protections regarding marijuana can vary from state to state and whether or not employers have a duty to accommodate. View our map. Continue reading

By   /  March 10, 2017

Webinar: Weeding out the facts recap
Laws do not require employers to accommodate on-duty drug use or prohibit taking action if an employee is working under the influence of marijuana. Continue reading

By   /  February 21, 2017