Tag: prescription opiates


Workforce drug positivity at highest rate in a decade

May 8, 2018

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

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Clarifying the changes in federal workplace drug testing & documentation

November 10, 2017

Changes to the federal drug testing panel and paperwork are forthcoming, but for now you should continue testing as usual.


Revisions to Federal workplace drug testing

February 10, 2017

HHS revised its mandatory guidelines to expand federal urine drug testing to include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone.


CDC proposes limitation on prescription opiates

March 16, 2016

The CDC has proposed new prescribing guidelines for doctors, urging them to try other pain relief methods before opting for opioids.


2015 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

August 26, 2015

The DEA has announced its tenth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an event to help people dispose any unused prescription medications.


The prescription drug misuse epidemic

July 13, 2015

While data from the DTI revealed recent positivity rate declines for prescription opiates, the increased misuse continues to be a growing concern.

Ask the Experts

Ask the experts: Marijuana legalization and workplace drug testing

April 1, 2015

Marijuana impairs users when driving or completing other complex tasks even hours after use - making it vital for employers to continue to screen for marijuana.


Dissecting the data

February 11, 2015

Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics, pours through the numbers in his DATIA Focus article “Assessing Drug Use Trends in the United States.”

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Webinar insights: Tracking the trends

October 10, 2014

Dr. Barry Sample, Director of Science and Technology, reviewed key data and insights from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.


Drug Testing Index: A look at 2008 – 2013

November 5, 2013

The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the American workforce. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we take a deeper look at overall positivity rates and key milestones from 2008 to 2013.