The massive increase in deaths attributed to Fentanyl use should alarm everyone. Synthetic opioid deaths in the USA have increased from about 3,000 in 2013 to 30,000 in 2018. The reported 10 fold increase in the last 5 years is … Continue reading Why Fentanyl Kills So Many People
Catching a Cheater on a urine drug screening Adulteration is the tampering of a urine specimen with the intention of altering the test results. Adulterants are used to interfere with the test results. The addition of chemicals can cause a … Continue reading Catching a Cheater on a urine drug screening
By Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO It’s been nearly a half century since President Richard Nixon called for a war on drugs and signed the Controlled Substances Act into law. Since then, harsher laws have been passed and … Continue reading Drug Abuse Across America: Where Does Your State Rank?
Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO As more states legalize cannabis for medical use, recreational use, or both, many companies are struggling with how to regulate compliance in the workplace. The patchwork of laws across 50 states is, at … Continue reading Employers Must Navigate Patchwork of Marijuana Laws
By Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO Bloodshot eyes, incoherent behavior and a disheveled appearance are some of the more obvious signs that someone you know, or love may be using drugs. Not all drug users are alike. It … Continue reading Signs of Drug Use
“For federal employees complying with state cannabis law, they shouldn’t have to choose between a proven treatment and their job,” Christ said, in introducing the legislation. “This conflict, between medical care and maintaining employment, needs to be resolved.”