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Druggies At Work Increae

April 19, 2019 posted by Steve Brownstein

The rate of U.S. general workforce drug positivity hit a 14-year high in 2018, according to a new drug testing analysis released April 11 by Quest Diagnostics.
Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests, from 4.2% in 2017 to 4.4% in 2018, climbing to the highest level since 2004 (4.5%). They now are more than 25% higher than the 30-year low of 3.5% recorded each year from 2010-12.
The Quest analysis of workforce drug positivity is based on more than 10 million U.S. drug tests in 2018. The data does not specifically break down drug testing for truck drivers.

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