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Illicit drugs

Data shows rising methamphetamine use

February 18, 2020 By

Methamphetamine is more dangerous than ever. Data from the CDC shows an alarming uptick of overdose deaths associated with meth use.

Marijuana

Illinois amends cannabis-related laws

January 28, 2020 By

Employers in Illinois should consult with their local legal counsel to determine the impact of the amended act on marijuana and drug testing programs.

News

FMCSA increases random drug test rate

January 16, 2020 By

The rate for random drug testing for FMCSA increased from 25% of the average number of driver positions to 50% effective January 1, 2020. Random testing helps to deter drug use because it is conducted on an unannounced basis.

Marijuana

Marijuana frequently asked questions

January 7, 2020 By

Whether it is about its legal status, its side effects, or if employers can drug test employees, questions are plentiful about marijuana. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you sift through the noise and get a true sense of the current state of marijuana.

Urine testing

Seven facts about urine drug testing

December 23, 2019 By

Why is urine testing the most frequently used method for drug testing? Learn the facts about urine testing from Quest Diagnostics.

Marijuana

Workplace drug testing policies and marijuana legalization

December 3, 2019 By

Employers can continue to drug test for marijuana. As states legalize marijuana, our experts offer some important considerations for your company as you write or revise your drug testing policy.

Marijuana

Marijuana positivity in America’s workplace

November 25, 2019 By

Data reveal increases in marijuana positivity rates across industries, workforce categories, and specimen types. We continue to examine marijuana positivity rates alongside the legal status of marijuana by state.

Oral Fluid testing

New oral fluid guidelines for Federal testing

November 21, 2019 By

SAMHSA published scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens in federal testing. Find out what employers need to know.

Oral Fluid testing

What you need to know about oral fluid drug testing

November 12, 2019 By

Oral fluid drug testing is a popular, accurate, and non-invasive alternative to urine or hair testing. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about saliva drug testing

Marijuana

A growing – and changing – crop

September 26, 2019 By

Marijuana itself has evolved from the mildly potent ditch weed of the 1960s and 70s, to a potent and potentially dangerous narcotic.