Legal issues

A Medical Review Officer’s Role in Drug Testing

Earlier this year, Sioux Falls, S.D.-based M.G. Oil Company, dba Happy Jack’s Casino, agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The case stemmed from the company’s decision to withdraw an offer of employment for a cashier position based on a drug test that showed the presence of a prescription pain killer.

Why Urine is a Hot Topic

When it comes to drug testing, accuracy is key. And, part of being accurate is making sure that the urine specimen being tested belongs to the person who is providing it.

To Test or Not to Test for Drugs

Nearly 21 million Americans are living with substance use disorder, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Three-quarters of those struggling with addiction to alcohol, pain medication, marijuana and other substances are employed.