Tag: Dr. Barry Sample

Random testing rates for 2019
The US Department of Transportation agencies and the Coast Guard publish their annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates for 2019. Continue reading

By   /  December 28, 2018

First-ever analysis of industry-specific drug testing data
Workforce drug positivity rises by double-digits in almost one-third of U.S. industry sectors examined, according to new Quest Diagnostics analysis. Continue reading

By   /  December 19, 2018

Ask the experts: Secondhand marijuana smoke
Can secondhand marijuana smoke impact a drug test result? Dr. Barry Sample clears the air on this popular question. Continue reading

By   /  November 1, 2018

Federal drug testing expanded opiate panel impacting positivity
The dangers associated with opioids misuse are likely elevated based on a testing population that includes drivers, pilots, and other safety-sensitive roles. Continue reading

By   /  September 13, 2018

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
As marijuana use increases in our society, drug testing continues to be an important tool for employers to maintain a safe, drug-free workplace. Continue reading

By   /  July 7, 2017