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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.

Hair testing

Hair testing now includes more specific testing for oxycodones

June 3, 2019 By

Recent enhancements to our hair testing panels now allow for more specific testing for opiate-like or opioid drug such as oxycodone and its metabolites.

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioids on our roads

March 26, 2019 By

Research shows that prescription opioids are increasingly implicated as a contributing cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents.

By the Numbers

By the numbers: Drug users avoid working for employers who test

November 14, 2018 By

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) national drug use data, compared to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index (DTI) workplace drug use data reveals that drug users avoid working for employers who test.

Illicit drugs

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses

July 11, 2018 By

Illicitly manufactured fentanyl ranks as the top substance involved in fatal overdoses and it is often mixed with cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids

June 15, 2018 By

In the midst of our nation’s opioid crisis, many people are confused about the difference between the term opiates and opioids. The media uses the words interchangeably; however there are significant distinctions between the two terms.

Ask the Experts

Staying compliant with new DOT regulations

November 29, 2017 By

New DOT regulations add four opioids: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the test panel. Our experts answer your questions.

News

DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs

August 24, 2017 By

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

News

Drug positivity rises in the railroad industry

September 19, 2016 By

As drug use by U.S. workers rises, evidence shows a similar pattern in the railroad industry which includes engineers, train crew and dispatchers.

News

Challenging the poppy seed defense

October 16, 2015 By

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?