Tag: prescription drugs

Ask the experts: Drug testing and prescription medication
Find out if screening positive on a drug test is an indication of illegal drug use or if there is a more complex reason for the result. Continue reading

By   /  September 11, 2018

Painkiller use around the world
Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day we take a look at American opioid use compared to the broader global landscape. The results inform why the epidemic is not slowing down. Continue reading

By   /  August 31, 2018

Benzodiazepines: the new drug crisis?
While our country faces the harsh realities of the opioid epidemic, benzodiazepines are also emerging as popular drugs of abuse. Bloomberg dubbed benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos,” as American’s next big drug problem Continue reading

By   /  June 13, 2018

International drug and alcohol trends
The IFDAT conference brings thought leaders together to share best practices about how to keep global workplaces safe, productive, and drug-free. Continue reading

By   /  October 31, 2017

Accept the challenge: Drug-free work week
Help spread the word and encourage your organization to participate in the National Drug-Free Work Week, October 16-21. Continue reading

By   /  October 13, 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

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free
Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk. Continue reading

By   /  October 26, 2016

2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
In response to the alarming number of people misusing prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency began hosting the “Drug Take Back Day” in 2010. Continue reading

By   /  October 14, 2016

Finding the ‘root’ of prescription drug addiction
As the prescription drug abuse epidemic continues, the source of the issue remains clear. Unused, over-prescribed narcotics. Continue reading

By   /  October 11, 2016

Detecting drug abuse among medical professionals
Organizations can add a comprehensive drug testing program to their efforts to protect the health and safety of both patients and medical staff. Continue reading

By   /  July 6, 2016