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Drug Testing

New insights from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health

December 8, 2020 By

It is important for employers to examine trends and data, such as NSDUH, that helps to inform a workforce drug testing program.

News

Drug use rises again in the American workforce

August 25, 2020 By

Drug positivity in 2019 hit a 16-year high in the US workforce, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioid crisis persists during pandemic

June 30, 2020 By

The disruption of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus extends to all areas of life – including the opioid epidemic. Stress during an outbreak can include increased drug and alcohol use and impacts for those struggling with substance use disorders and addiction.

Illicit drugs

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection

October 23, 2018 By

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heroin use is a key part of a larger substance abuse problem, as nearly all heroin users take at least one other drug. %

Oral Fluid testing

Test for oxycodones using Oral-Eze

April 20, 2018 By

Employers can test for the most commonly abused opioids, such as oxycodones, using an oral fluid drug test.

News

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily

January 29, 2018 By

More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.

Drugs & Alcohol

10 facts about opioids

October 10, 2017 By

We compiled the most recent data and headlines about substance abuse, addiction, overdose deaths, and health consequences of America's opioid crisis.

By the Numbers

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications

October 3, 2017 By

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

News

Cincinnati: A 7-day look into heroin addiction

September 29, 2017 By

In Cincinnati, 60 journalists, photographers, and videographers sought out to document the life of those affected by heroin and opioids.

By the Numbers

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs

September 25, 2017 By

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.