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DOT adding four opioids to drug testing panel for truckers

New drugs that drivers will be tested for include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone. The drugs are usually taken as pills. According to the CDC, opioid abuse has seen a dramatic increase in recent years.

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Senators press regulators to speed up implementation of driver drug testing changes

The senators noted in the letter the December 2015-passed FAST Act highway bill required the HHS to issue guidelines for hair testing as a method of detecting the use of drugs within one year, but the Dec. 4, 2016, deadline passed without action. Failing to meet the deadline, the letter adds, has prevented the DOT from allowing hair testing to be a federally approved testing method.

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DOT posts rule on drug tests

Procedures involve testing for Ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine and heroin.

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High-risk health insurance pool coming

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is developing a national high-risk pool for people considered uninsurable by insurance providers.

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High-risk insurance pool coming

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is developing a national high-risk pool for people considered uninsurable by insurance providers.

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Drug test changes proposed

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed amending provisions of its urine drug testing procedures, included testing for lower amounts of amphetamines and cocaine. Some proposals will apply to collectors and medical review officers and are meant to create consistency with new requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The proposal would allow DOT employers to choose between a full service laboratory and Instrumented Initial Test Facilities. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking makes changes ...

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Drug test changes proposed

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed amending provisions of its urine drug testing procedures.

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