Tag: fentanyl

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily
More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 according to the Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC. That equates to a startling 174 lives lost every day to overdose. Continue reading

By   /  January 29, 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

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications
52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests. Continue reading

By   /  October 3, 2017

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs
New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month. Continue reading

By   /  September 25, 2017

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

Fentanyl crisis continues
Fentanyl, a lethal opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, is compounding the ongoing prescription drug epidemic in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  April 26, 2017

Marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance
Recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied two petitions to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. Continue reading

By   /  August 22, 2016

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

By   /  July 1, 2016

Fentanyl in the news
The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the abuse of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2016