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Drug Overdoses in 2021 at Highest Level on Record According to CDC, Driven By Opioids

USA - May 11 2022 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published data on May 11, 2022 concluding that drug overdoses in 2021 reached the highest levels…

U.S. Department Of Justice Issues Guidance Concerning Legal Protections For Individuals Recovering From Opioid Use Disorder

USA - April 11 2022 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published guidance on April 5, 2022 explaining how The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people who…

Federal Court Dismisses Disability Discrimination Suit Based on Employee’s CBD Use

USA - April 7 2022 A federal court in Indiana dismissed an employee’s lawsuit after he tested positive for marijuana due to alleged CBD use and claimed that his…

Quest Diagnostics Study Finds Highest Drug Positivity Rate in Twenty Years

USA - April 1 2022 According to a new Quest Diagnostic Study analyzing workplace drug test results in 2021, employers saw the highest rate of positive drug test results…

U.S. Department of Transportation Publishes Proposed Rules For Oral Fluid Drug Testing

USA - March 1 2022 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2022 a notice of proposed rulemaking for oral fluid…

Court Dismisses Lawsuit of CBD User Who Tested Positive For Marijuana

USA - February 24 2022 A federal court in Pennsylvania dismissed the legal claims asserted by a former employee who tested positive for marijuana on a random drug test and…

Use of Opioid Medications By Applicant For Forklift Job Was Not Sufficient to Deny Employment Without Individualized Assessment

USA - February 7 2022 A federal court in Ohio denied summary judgment to both parties where an employer refused to hire an applicant who used opioid medication as a…

Mississippi Enacts Medical Marijuana Law

USA - February 4 2022 Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed legislation legalizing medical cannabis on February 2, 2022. Known as the “Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act”…

DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Rates for 2022

USA - January 19 2022 The Department of Transportation’s operating agencies have announced their random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2022. The random test rates did…

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act Did Not Protect Employee Who Was Terminated for Positive Marijuana Test Result

USA - October 20 2021 A federal court in Pennsylvania granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment dismissing a former employee’s Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act…