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Drug Testing Trends in 2017

Drug & Alcohol Testing Increases as Epidemics Mount Unfortunately, reports of opioid deaths and overdoses have become a common feature of the evening news. From heroin to fentanyl, more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, the most ever. Such numbers are on a par

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States Require Drug Testing for Benefit Recipients

States Require Drug Testing for Benefit Recipients As only the latest indication of how drug testing is becoming more widespread when it comes to receiving state benefits, President Donald Trump signed legislation at the end of March allowing states to drug test applicants for unemployment benefits. (A

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Are Drug Courts Effective?

From 1 to 3,133 in 26 years The first drug court was established in Miami-Dade County, Florida in 1989.  The idea was to provide an alternative to jail time for drug users and to save costs by keeping offenders in the community, under treatment, and engaged in

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Drug and Alcohol Testing Market Grows

Could Drug Testing be a $6.3 Billion Business by 2019? The report “Drug Screening Market by Products and Services,” by MarketsandMarkets.com projects continued growth in the drug testing market for the next several years.  Along with a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, the

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Should Your Office Offer Drug Screening?

Urine Drug Screening in a Physician’s Office Setting Drug screening in the setting of a community doctor’s office offers two primary benefits: Urine drug screening is a preferred initial test, with fast, inexpensive options available that many doctors should consider making a part of their practice.  Perhaps

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