Tag: prescription opiates

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

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

CDC proposes limitation on prescription opiates
The CDC has proposed new prescribing guidelines for doctors, urging them to try other pain relief methods before opting for opioids. Continue reading

By   /  March 16, 2016

2015 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The DEA has announced its tenth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an event to help people dispose any unused prescription medications. Continue reading

By   /  August 26, 2015

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

By   /  July 13, 2015

Ask the experts: Marijuana legalization and workplace drug testing
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. Continue reading

By   /  April 1, 2015

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

By   /  February 11, 2015

Webinar: Tracking the Trends insights
Dr. Barry Sample, Director of Science and Technology, reviewed key data and insights from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  October 10, 2014

Prescription opiates rank second behind marijuana in workforce positives according to Drug Testing Index™
American workers continue to use prescription opiates at high levels. Development of clear workplace policies is reinforced with help from the DTI. Continue reading

By   /  October 12, 2011

Expanded opiate detection added to hair testing
Quest Diagnostics will begin to offer testing for expanded opiates – prescription opiates to our hair testing confirmation process. Continue reading

By   /  February 2, 2011