Drug and Alcohol Testing


  • Three California Agencies Issue Marijuana Licensing Rules

    They said they expect the emergency regulations to take effect in December 2017, but the implementation date for the issuing state commercial cannabis licenses remains the same: Jan. 1, 2018. More News

  • DOT Adds Synthetic Opioids to Drug Test Panel

    DOT-regulated employers will be required to test for the opioids hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone starting on Jan. 1, 2018. More News

  • Stericycle Joins NSC Program as Medical Disposal Partner

    "Our nation is in the midst of the worst drug crisis in recorded history, but we know there are things we can do to save lives," said NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. "One of the simplest things they can do is clean out their medicine cabinets, and Stericycle is making that much easier." More News

  • Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Signups Start Fast

    "The response from patients and caregivers has been extremely positive," agreed Acting Secretary for the Department of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. "Right now, patients and caregivers across Pennsylvania can go to our website at medicalmarijuana.pa.gov and register to participate in the medical marijuana program. Their next step is to visit an approved doctor to become certified with the program." More News

  • Record Amount Collected in Latest Rx Take Back Day

    The Oct. 28 national event collected 456 tons of pills. "More people start down the path of addiction through the misuse of opioid prescription drugs than any other substance. The abuse of these prescription drugs has fueled the nation's opioid epidemic, which has led to the highest rate of overdose deaths this country has ever seen," DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson said. More News

  • Alaska Governor Releases Public Safety Action Plan

    Gov. Bill Walker's plan aims to stem rising crime in the state and includes steps to address the opioid epidemic and drug trafficking. More News



  • Marijuana Safety Road Trip

    NFPA Journal's Jesse Roman takes a trip to Colorado in 2016 to report on the the burgeoning commercial marijuana industry and how public agencies are battling to ensure that marijuana grow and extraction facilities are safe for employees, firefighters, and the public.

  • Boating Safety PSA

    This boating safety public service announcement detailing various important topics to keep everyone safe on the water was created by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist David Glaser.

  • Bath Salts: It's not a fad... It's a Nightmare

    Bath salts are a non-regulated designer drug comprised of a synthetic cathinone, or amphetamine, that can have dangerous and debilitating effects on those who use them. The adverse health effects from bath salt use can range from agitation to lack of appetite, kidney failure, muscle spasms, severe paranoid delusions, and psychosis. Several cases of long-term patient hospitalization and suicide have been reported. For more information from Navy Medicine on Synthetic Drugs and your health, visit http://go.usa.gov/gwhW.