Tag: opiates

Drug Testing

Federal drug testing expanded opiate panel impacting positivity

September 13, 2018 By

The dangers associated with opioids misuse are likely elevated based on a testing population that includes drivers, pilots, and other safety-sensitive roles.

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.

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.

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: DOT 5-panel drug test regimen

March 21, 2018 By

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 drug test?

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.

Illicit drugs

Fighting opioid prescription addiction

June 29, 2017 By

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

By the Numbers

Mapping drug use in the U.S. workforce

June 9, 2017 By

Our new interactive map, powered by Drug Testing Index data, illustrates workplace urine drug test positivity by drug type for the past 10 years.

By the Numbers

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers

May 11, 2017 By

Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared."

News

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 14, 2017 By

On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications.

Drug Testing

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free

October 26, 2016 By

Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk.