Tag: opioid epidemic

Federal drug testing expanded opiate panel impacting positivity
The dangers associated with opioids misuse are likely elevated based on a testing population that includes drivers, pilots, and other safety-sensitive roles. Continue reading

By   /  September 13, 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

Our littlest addicts
Our country struggles with an opioid crisis and, unfortunately, adults are not the only ones impacted. According to Reuters Investigates, a baby is born dependent on opioids every 19 minutes and the number of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is rising. Continue reading

By   /  March 29, 2018

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications
52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests. Continue reading

By   /  October 3, 2017

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

Addiction recovery: A celebration of life
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and celebrate individuals in recovery. Continue reading

By   /  September 6, 2017

Top 10 drug testing tips for HR
A drug screening program helps HR to hire the most talented, drug-free individual for the job. Read our 10 tips to boost your drug testing IQ. Continue reading

By   /  June 16, 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

2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
As a public service and in response to the alarming number of people misusing prescription drugs, the DEA began its Drug Take Back Day in 2010. Continue reading

By   /  April 11, 2016