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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.

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Hair testing now includes more specific testing for oxycodones

June 3, 2019 By

Recent enhancements to our hair testing panels now allow for more specific testing for opiate-like or opioid drug such as oxycodone and its metabolites.

By the Numbers

By the numbers: Drug users avoid working for employers who test

November 14, 2018 By

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) national drug use data, compared to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index (DTI) workplace drug use data reveals that drug users avoid working for employers who test.

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DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs

August 24, 2017 By

On August 7, 2017 the DEA published a proposal to limit the manufacturing of several controlled substances starting in 2018.

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Challenging the poppy seed defense

October 16, 2015 By

A new Quest Diagnostics study helps to answer the question: Can eating poppy seeds produce a positive drug test for a job applicant or employee?

New to Drug Testing

New to drug testing: Cold medicine’s effect on drug test results

December 20, 2013 By

Some cold medicines contain drugs such as hydrocodone, codeine and sympathomimetics, which have been reported to affect drug test results.

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Opiates now primary drugs of abuse

August 14, 2012 By

Admissions for the primary abuse of opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, have increased steadily since 1997.