Tag: oxycodone

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily
More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 according to the Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC. That equates to a startling 174 lives lost every day to overdose. Continue reading

By   /  January 29, 2018

Staying compliant with new DOT regulations
New DOT regulations add four opioids: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the test panel. Our experts answer your questions. Continue reading

By   /  November 29, 2017

Clarifying the changes in federal workplace drug testing & documentation
Changes to the federal drug testing panel and paperwork are forthcoming, but for now you should continue testing as usual. Continue reading

By   /  November 10, 2017

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

By   /  October 10, 2017

DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs
On August 7, 2017 the DEA published a proposal to limit the manufacturing of several controlled substances starting in 2018. Continue reading

By   /  August 24, 2017

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

By   /  June 29, 2017

Increases in illicit drugs, including cocaine, drive workforce drug positivity to highest rate in 12 years
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index shows increased positivity for illicit drugs across virtually all specimen types and in all testing groups. Continue reading

By   /  May 16, 2017

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers
Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared." Continue reading

By   /  May 11, 2017

Revisions to Federal workplace drug testing
HHS revised its mandatory guidelines to expand federal urine drug testing to include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. Continue reading

By   /  February 10, 2017

Shortage of drug-free job applicants
Many businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to find applicants who can pass a pre-employment drug test. Continue reading

By   /  December 2, 2016