Tag: opioid crisis

Hair testing now includes more specific testing for oxycodones
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. Continue reading

By   /  June 3, 2019

Employers weigh in on illicit opioid use at work
An NSC poll highlights how employers handle the opioid crisis and the support needed for opioids-related issues in the workplace. Continue reading

By   /  May 28, 2019

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?
The opioid crisis can harm our workplaces as well as our families and communities. More than 2.1 million Americans struggle with an opioid use disorder. Continue reading

By   /  January 10, 2019

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heroin use is a key part of a larger substance abuse problem, as nearly all heroin users take at least one other drug. % Continue reading

By   /  October 23, 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

Drug Testing Index: A look at 2014-2018
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the U.S. workforce on its 30th anniversary. Download our timeline. Continue reading

By   /  May 10, 2018

Workforce drug positivity at highest rate in a decade
Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, drug use by the American workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade. Continue reading

By   /  May 8, 2018