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Tox Tuesday: U.S. law gives 60 days for new regulations on oral fluid and hair drug testing

A new act signed into effect by U.S. President Donald Trump in late October aims to combat the opioid crisis with a variety of provisions that affect everything from packaging to telemedicine, including one that has been long backed by the trucking industry.

The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 for the first time addresses […]

Tox Tuesday: Per se laws and roadside drug testing

An estimated more than 10 million U.S. drivers (around 5% of licensed drivers in the entire country) drove under the influence of an illegal drug within a year period, according to a 2007 study by the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Now, we all know what happens if a suspected drunk driver […]

The growing popularity of oral fluid drug testing

While nobody exactly enjoys bringing up their own body fluids in the workplace, drug testing is an important part of keeping a work environment safe and productive. Not only that, but in a world where opioid usage has reached epidemic levels, screening for illegal substances helps protect everyone involved from the dangers of drug abuse.

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Tox Tuesday: Roadside drug testing

Roadside drug testing has become a reality in areas of Australia and Europe, and could soon be the case in Canada as well as in the United States if current legislation is passed.

Developed in an effort to deter drugged-driving and the fatal accidents that can result, some see roadside drug testing as important as […]

Tox Tuesday: Oral fluid testing update

To combat issues of paruris, or shy bladder syndrome, as well as a way to improve the accuracy and timing of results, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has proposed adding oral fluid drug testing as an approved testing method for use in federal workplace testing and other workplace settings.

Currently urine […]