Tag: morphine

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

By   /  July 11, 2018

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids
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. Continue reading

By   /  June 15, 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

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

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

By   /  September 19, 2016

Challenging the poppy seed defense
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? Continue reading

By   /  October 16, 2015