Tag: codeine

DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs
On August 7, 2017 the DEA published a proposal to limit the manufacturing of several controlled substances starting in 2018. Continue reading

By   /  August 24, 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. Continue reading

By   /  May 16, 2017

Challenging the poppy seed defense
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? Continue reading

By   /  October 16, 2015

New to drug testing: Cold medicine’s effect on drug test results
Some cold medicines contain drugs such as hydrocodone, codeine and sympathomimetics, which have been reported to affect drug test results. Continue reading

By   /  December 20, 2013

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

By   /  August 14, 2012

Cold medicines and drug test results
Questions surrounding common cold medicines and their impact on drug testing results commonly arise. Continue reading

By   /  November 15, 2010