Tag: drug testing

What Tuesday’s Election Means For Employers

It’s difficult to make predictions about what last week’s election means for businesses. There are so many so many variables to consider.  So, let’s look at what we do know. Four States Legalized Recreational Marijuana Maine, Massachusettes, Nevada, and California all legalized recreational marijuana. As we’ve said before, drug testing policy won’t change until federal […]

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Opioid Abuse Costs Employers Billions

If you’re on this website, you know that opioid abuse is a serious problem. Not only for the addicts themselves but for families and employers. Just how big of a problem is it for employers? A December survey conducted by the National Safety Council found that 80 percent of employers in Indiana say they’ve observed an […]

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Drug Testing and E-Sports

For decades drug testing has been part of participation in high level sporting activities, like cycling and the Olympics. Now, because of a brag by a competitive video gamer, drug testing will become part of that world as well. The Electronic Sports League said on Wednesday it would test players for performance enhancing drugs starting […]

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Georgia Legalizes Medicinal Use of Cannabis Oil

  On April 16th Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that made Georgia the 36th state, plus Washington D.C., to legalize marijuana extracts to treat illness. Georgia’s new law makes it legal to use cannabis oil to treat 8 medical conditions: epilepsy and other seizure disorders, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, […]

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Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

We’d like to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals who perform more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the US every year. Here, we don’t perform quite that many tests but process an average of 250 samples a day. That’s 1,250 per week and 65,000 per year. We couldn’t do it without our […]

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And the winners of our Petro Show drawing are…

Melissa and Jimmy had a great time meeting everyone last week at the Petro Show in Myrtle Beach. Many attendees stopped by our booth to talk about background screening, drug testing and to qualify for the drawing of four Tiles. We love how these handy little gadgets make it harder to lose your things–car keys, […]

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The Ethics of Lab Testing

In labs like ours, surrounded by sterile equipment and following strict procedures, it’s easy to forget the people outside the room, the ones whose lives hang on the results. Yet, lives do hang on the results of these tests.  They determine whether someone gets or keeps a job. For employers it means results they can […]

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Drug Testing News: Drugs Found at Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site

Drug tests were administered to all employees of the Hanford, WA’s vitrification plant construction site after drugs and paraphernalia–a pipe, a pouch with heroin tar residue and a small amount of methamphetamine–were found. A spokeswoman for Bechtel National, a department of Energy contractor for the project said that although drug trafficking is up in the […]

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Case Study: Medical Marijuana and the ADA in Illinois.

  The legalization of marijuana in some states and the legalization of medical marijuana in others has created a complex legal issue for companies across the country. An article in a recent issue of the National Law Review looks at Illinois, a state where use of medical marijuana is protected if prescribed by a physician, […]

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Controversial Painkiller Hits Market

According to Business Insider, a powerful and controversial painkiller called Zohydro has come under fire for hitting the market without an abuse resistant formulation. The new drug competes with several older painkillers reformulated with abuse resistance in mind. And Zohydro is several times stronger than drugs on the market today. Now Zogenix is under pressure […]

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