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  • Employers weigh in on illicit opioid use at work

    July 29 , 2019 08:42 am

    By Quest Diagnostics

  • Clearinghouse Updates Frequently Asked Questions

    July 25 , 2019 01:17 pm
    Clearinghouse

    Clearinghouse launched a new FAQs page with more than 50 questions and answers. The page is now searchable, by topic or user type. If you are unable to find the answer you are looking for or if you have additional questions you can also email the Clearinghouse- clearinghouse@dot.gov .

  • Federal Register Notice and Request for Comments

    July 22 , 2019 11:50 am

    On June 20, 2019 a Federal Register Notice and Request for Comments was published concerning FMCSA Agency Information Collection Activities. The Clearinghouse implementation is set for January 2020 and no data has been collected.

  • Truck Involved Fatalities Increases in 2018 Estimates Show

    July 12 , 2019 11:00 am

    By Matt Cole, Overdrive

  • FMCSA seeks applications for under-21 driver program

    July 12 , 2019 10:26 am

     By Fleet Owner Staff, American Trucker

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20-year-olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.

  • Concerns over exaggerated health claims prompt FDA hearing on effects of CBD products

    July 10 , 2019 02:20 pm

    By Nadia Kounang, CNN

  • Many Patients Don't Need Opioids After Surgery

    June 24 , 2019 10:05 am

    By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay

    The opioid epidemic has been fueled in part by the overprescribing of painkillers. But a new study finds that up to half of patients may not actually need the addictive pills following a surgery. The finding could be a game-changer for post-op care, said lead researcher Dr. Michael Englesbe.

  • Updates to the Clearinghouse website

    June 20 , 2019 09:58 am

    The Clearinghouse will improve highway safety by helping employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement to quickly and efficiently identify drivers who are not legally permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) due to drug and alcohol program violations. This secure online database will provide access to real-time information, ensuring that drivers committing these violations complete the necessary steps before getting back behind the wheel, or performing any other safety-sensitive function.

  • Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to advance agency’s continued evaluation of potential regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products

    June 04 , 2019 12:37 pm

    In recent years, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies and other FDA-regulated consumer products derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). This interest spans the range of product categories that the agency regulates. For example, we’ve seen, or heard of interest in, products containing cannabis or cannabis derivatives that are marketed as human drugs, dietary supplements, conventional foods, animal foods and drugs, and cosmetics, among other things.

  • Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to 'Opioid Shop'

    June 03 , 2019 01:08 pm

    BY Robert Preidt, HealthDay 

    People who are thwarted in their attempts to "shop around" for prescription opioid painkillers at doctors' offices and pharmacies may try to get the drugs via relatives as a last resort, researchers report.

    Some people who misuse opioids go to numerous prescribers and fill prescriptions at multiple pharmacies to avoid detection. But states are cracking down on such "shopping," forcing them to find other ways of getting the drugs.

  • FDA-approved naloxone devices produce substantially higher blood levels of naloxone than improvised nasal spray

    May 30 , 2019 01:00 pm

    By National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Drug Testing Index™: Overall Positivity Rate in 2018

    May 21 , 2019 12:41 pm

    By Quest Diagnostics

    This interactive map shows urine drug test positivity by 3-digit zip code in the United States. The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ is a comprehensive analysis of workforce drug use trends. This map is an analysis of the combined U.S. workforce.

  • 1 in 4 Marijuana Users Get High at Work in States with Legal Weed, Survey Says

    May 09 , 2019 01:23 pm

    By Gene Balk, Seattle Times

    It’s probably not a good idea — and it can’t be great for productivity — but that’s not stopping a lot of Washingtonians from doing it.

    I’m talking about getting high at work.

    One in four marijuana users who are employed admit to doing this within the past year, according to a new survey of cannabis consumers in Washington, Oregon and Colorado, three states where recreational weed is legal.

  • Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants Is Barred by City in Groundbreaking Measure

    May 06 , 2019 09:37 am

    By Michael Gold, New York Times

    Most employers in New York City would no longer be able to force job applicants to take drug tests for marijuana use, under a bill overwhelmingly approved this week by the City Council.

    If the drug-screening law is enacted, it would put New York in relatively uncharted territory. Several drug policy and employment experts said that they did not know of similar laws on the books, even in states that have legalized marijuana.

  • States moving to ban fake urine used to cheat drug tests

    May 03 , 2019 10:17 am

    By Cynthia Gould, ABC News

    Drug users will go to extremes to beat a drug test. One trick they use is synthetic urine. Now seventeen states are moving to ban it. Alabama may be next in line. State Rep. Arnold Mooney of Shelby County is drafting legislation for a ban, but it is not ready to be filed.

    The products look like the real thing and are even packed with hand warmers to get them to the right temperature.

  • National Nurses Week May 6- 12th

    May 01 , 2019 02:12 pm

    National Nurses Week is a time that celebrates the hard work that nurses do every single day to keep people healthy and safe.

    The idea for Nurses Day was first suggested in 1953 by Dorothy Sutherland, who was a part of the US Department of health.

    There was a proposal that was sent to then president Eisenhower, but it was never approved.

  • DEA National Take Back Day is Saturday April 27th

    April 26 , 2019 10:45 am

    Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.

  • DOT Publishes Drug Testing Rule

    April 24 , 2019 09:35 am

    On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule that makes minor technical corrections to the OST, FAA, FTA, and PHMSA regulations governing drug testing for safety-sensitive employees. 

  • Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?

    April 15 , 2019 10:02 am

    By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay

    Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports.

    Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan (lorazepam) are most commonly implicated in health crises that lead to an ER visit, followed by prescription opioids, researchers found.

  • Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

    April 07 , 2019 12:06 pm

    By Robert Preidt, HealthDay

    Though they know that nearly all heroin is laced with the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, many Baltimore users aren't prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, a new study finds.

  • End Alcohol and Other Drug Impairment - Highway

    April 04 , 2019 01:21 pm

    By National Transportation and Safety Board

    What is the problem?

  • AAOHN- CEO & President of ASAP Laura Dashner is Presenting

    April 02 , 2019 09:19 am

    Join us on April 10th at 10:30am. ASAP's  CEO & President Laura Dashner is presenting, An Interview with Sandra Sapp: New Developments for 2018 in DOT Testing and Return to Duty Process at AAOHN in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn More

  • Opioid Overdose Reversal News: FDA-approved naloxone devices produce substantially higher blood levels of naloxone than improvised nasal spray

    March 27 , 2019 12:39 pm

    By National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Hospital to employees: CBD products containing THC could get you fired

    March 25 , 2019 03:05 pm
  • FMCSA's Clearinghouse Scheduled to be Implemented January 6, 2020

    March 22 , 2019 02:18 pm

    The FMCSA’s Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is scheduled to be implemented January 6, 2020.  This month, FMCSA has activated a Clearinghouse website (

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