Heroin-Related Deaths Have Quadrupled in America

New Federal Data Reports Bad News for America’s Heroin Problem Heroin-related deaths quadrupled in the U.S. within just three years, according to new federal data. The new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that from 2010 to 2013, drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin increased fourfold, from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 people to … Read more

Prescription Drug Abuse Linked To Indiana HIV Outbreak

Indiana is grappling with an outbreak of HIV that local health officials say is connected to prescription drug abuse. Since mid-December, there have been 27 confirmed and 10 preliminary — meaning they need to be confirmed with further testing — HIV-positive cases in the state, according to an announcement from Indiana health officials on Friday. … Read more

Managing and Enforcing a Random Hair Testing Program (Non-DOT Testing): A Case Study

By Duffy Nabors, Psychemedics Corporation Testing applicants before bringing them into an organization is the first line of defense to establishing a drug-free workplace. However, in order to ensure that a workplace maintains its drug-free status, a robust random testing program should also be in place. In a random program, individuals for testing are typically … Read more