Tag: blog

Under the influence

Under the influence: prescription opioids

June 20, 2019

If someone close to you were struggling with opioid dependence, would you see the signs of addiction? We take a closer look at prescription opioid misuse.

Oral Fluid testing

Understanding oral fluid testing terminology

May 23, 2019

Oral fluid drug testing systems represent cutoffs as neat rather than diluted. Our expert explains the difference.

Oral Fluid testing

Expert emphasizes benefits of oral fluid drug testing

March 22, 2019

An observed collection ranks as a key benefit of oral fluid drug testing because it reduces the opportunity for a donor to alter or tamper with their specimen.

Marijuana

Is medical marijuana safe?

March 7, 2019

While medical marijuana is gaining acceptance, there are questions about the impact of long-term use. How safe is marijuana, really?

Illicit drugs

Should I be worried about fentanyl?

February 21, 2019

Fentanyl frequented the news in 2018 and years prior. We help to answer the question if it is still at the forefront of drug use topics today.

Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

News

First-ever analysis of industry-specific drug testing data

December 19, 2018

Workforce drug positivity rises by double-digits in almost one-third of U.S. industry sectors examined, according to new Quest Diagnostics analysis.

Synthetic drugs

K2 explosion: What happened in Connecticut?

September 6, 2018

K2 is not a safe alternative to marijuana. On the contrary, its dangerous chemicals are mostly unknown and carry a high risk of drug overdose.

Illicit drugs

Marijuana edibles gain favor

August 23, 2018

Marijuana enthusiasts are moving away from smoking marijuana in favor of edibles. As marijuana products gain popularity, drug testing supports a drug-free workplace.

Oral Fluid testing

Test for oxycodones using Oral-Eze

April 20, 2018

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