Tag: DEA


DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs

August 24, 2017

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


2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 14, 2017

On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications.

Drug Testing

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free

October 26, 2016

Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk.


DEA report details heroin threat

July 1, 2016

A recent report by the DEA details the threat of heroin and opioid drug abuse in the United States.


2015 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

August 26, 2015

The DEA has announced its tenth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an event to help people dispose any unused prescription medications.

Synthetic drugs

CNN reports on synthetic drugs

December 16, 2014

Media reports tragic accounts of taking synthetic drugs. Quest Diagnostics monitors these ever-changing substances to add to our drug test panels.


2014 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

September 24, 2014

Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way for individuals to dispose of unused prescription drugs.

Synthetic drugs

DEA operation log jam

July 31, 2012

The DEA's Operation Log Jam was the first-ever nationwide law enforcement action against synthetic drugs.


National Take-Back Day

April 19, 2012

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012.


Temporary scheduling extended

March 1, 2012

The DEA issued a final order to extend the temporary scheduling of the five synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I drugs listing.