Tag: opiates


Painkiller abuse and the workplace

April 13, 2016 By

Prescription painkiller abuse is taking an enormous toll on the workplace. Learn more about what employers can do from a recent HR magazine article.


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?


Treatment for heroin addiction is at an all-time high

July 27, 2015 By

With heroin use on the rise, it’s little wonder that more people are seeking treatment for heroin addiction than ever before.


CDC report reveals dramatic rise in heroin use

July 21, 2015 By

Heroin use is increasing across all demographics, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Series: Assessing drug use trends in the United States – Opiates

April 22, 2015 By

Over the past few weeks, we used five renowned sources of drug use data to compare and contrast the latest trends in illicit drug use.


Introducing Express Results™ Online

February 23, 2015 By

Quest Diagnostics now offers Express Results Online, an instant urine drug testing solution designed to deliver fast, dependable results.


National treatment admissions for opiates increase

September 18, 2013 By

The percentage of admissions substance abuse treatment facilities for individuals who primarily abused opiates other than heroin increased.


Opiates now primary drugs of abuse

August 14, 2012 By

Admissions for the primary abuse of opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, have increased steadily since 1997.


Emerging regulations – Prescription drugs and oral fluid

February 8, 2012 By

SAMHSA recently announced that it has accepted the recommendations of its Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB).

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Hair testing enhancements

July 18, 2011 By

During the past 18 months we have made several hair testing changes and enhancements.