Tag: opiates

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

Test for oxycodones using Oral-Eze
Facing an opioid crisis, employers can screen for most commonly abused substances such as oxycodone using an oral fluid drug test. Benefits of oral fluid include detection of recent drug use, an observed collection, and the accuracy that comes from a lab-based drug test. Continue reading

By   /  April 20, 2018

Ask the Experts: DOT 5-panel drug test regimen
If you do the math, the DOT 5-panel drug test regimen requires confirmation testing for a total of 14 drugs. Is there a new name for the DOT drug test with the 2018 regulations? Continue reading

By   /  March 21, 2018

Cincinnati: A 7-day look into heroin addiction
In Cincinnati, 60 journalists, photographers, and videographers sought out to document the life of those affected by heroin and opioids. Continue reading

By   /  September 29, 2017

Fighting opioid prescription addiction
See how the CDC along with federal and state governments are working to combat the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2017

Mapping drug use in the U.S. workforce
Our new interactive map, powered by Drug Testing Index data, illustrates workplace urine drug test positivity by drug type for the past 10 years. Continue reading

By   /  June 9, 2017

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers
Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared." Continue reading

By   /  May 11, 2017

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications. Continue reading

By   /  April 14, 2017

By the Numbers: Heroin positivity continues to rise
Heroin positivity increased 146% between 2011 and 2015 in the general U.S. workforce according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  December 15, 2016

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free
Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk. Continue reading

By   /  October 26, 2016