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International drugs: Opioids and the worldwide epidemic

December 19, 2019 By

The opioid epidemic is not a uniquely American problem. In our new series, International Drugs, we take a closer look at opioid use around the world.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Drug Testing: A Rookie’s Guide

July 15, 2019 By

A rookie to the industry lists 6 things that he did not know about workplace drug testing.

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Under the influence: prescription opioids

June 20, 2019 By

If someone close to you were struggling with opioid dependence, would you see the signs of addiction? We take a closer look at prescription opioid misuse.

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Workforce drug testing positivity climbs to its highest rate since 2004

April 11, 2019 By

Workforce drug testing positivity climbs to its highest rate since 2004, according to the latest data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

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Opioids on our roads

March 26, 2019 By

Research shows that prescription opioids are increasingly implicated as a contributing cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents.

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Opioid overdoses at work

September 21, 2018 By

Overdose deaths at work from drugs or alcohol increased by 38% annually between 2013 and 2016. Learn how the CDC and NIOSH are responding to the crisis.

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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.

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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?

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Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily

January 29, 2018 By

More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.

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10 facts about opioids

October 10, 2017 By

We compiled the most recent data and headlines about substance abuse, addiction, overdose deaths, and health consequences of America's opioid crisis.