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Info to help you maintain a drug-free work environment.

Opiates

FloridaToday
Sun, 2012-02-05

Highlights: Oxycodone abuse progresses quickly, devastating families and destroying addicts.

The Partnership at DrugFree.org
Fri, 2011-10-21

Highlights: Research points to ineffective and incomplete drug education as a factor in heroin initiation ... Among the parents who were surveyed for the study, nearly 50 percent said they did not know where to go to get accurate drug information.

DFBS notes: A side benefit to educating your employees about drugs: they can then educate their kids.

Risk and insurance
Fri, 2011-10-14

Highlights: The majority of studies show growth and negative results of opioid use -- but is there anything that can be done to begin to reverse these trends or proactively identify which claims are about to head down the wrong path?The answer is yes, but the solutions require extensive analysis combined with a comprehensive strategy.

Painkillers | Opiates
EHS Today
Wed, 2011-10-12

Highlights: Hydrocodone and oxycodone remain the most detected prescription opiates in the general U.S. work force, and random drug tests for the two drugs find nearly double the positives for employees than are found in pre-employment screenings.

DFBS note: Have you communicated to your employees the health and safety risks, and employment consequences, of abusing prescription narcotics?

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