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May 7, 2019

How Your Employee Drug Testing Program Can Make You Money

Author: Bill Judge “Drug testing in my workplace costs too much. I don’t see the return on investment (ROI)." ~Attendee at a recent seminar Occasionally the argument of cost versus value is heard from human resource managers and company...

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April 26, 2019

The Main Components Of A Good Workplace Drug Policy In California

California is one of the first states to go legal when it comes to marijuana, and recreational marijuana is making a huge impact on the economy, medical community, and society within the state. But while that’s fine for those who are fans of...

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May 10, 2019

Web Portal for Medical Review Officer (MRO) Drug Test Results

All testing is performed by SAMHSA certified laboratories and lab test results are sent electronically to the NDS web portal for review and verification by the MRO team. Test results are not made available to employer representatives until the...

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April 26, 2019

North Dakota Creates Medical Marijuana Changes For Businesses

North Dakota has been one of the leading states in terms of embracing medical marijuana for patients suffering from a variety of issues. And recently, new changes were signed into law that updates the state’s medical marijuana laws. The...

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May 6, 2019

263,000 New Jobs Grows Pre-employment Drug Testing

Author: Joe Reilly May 3, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal reports “Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest in Nearly 50 Years as Employers Ramp Up Hiring.”  With 263,000 jobs added in April, drug testing companies are seeing rises in...

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April 15, 2016

Top 5 Reasons An Individual Could Need Drug Testing

When most people think of drug testing, they think of the drug screen test that is used by employers to determine whether or not someone can be hired onto the position in question. And indeed, pre-employment drug screening has become incredibly...

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April 26, 2019

New Mexico Medical Marijuana Laws Change For Employment Protection

Recently, numerous states have begun to modify their approach to marijuana laws, making medical marijuana legal and in some cases even recreational marijuana. New Mexico is one of the states that has medical marijuana laws in place, and the use of...

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April 26, 2019

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Users Have New Rights

As more and more states modify their drug laws to allow for the use of medical or recreational marijuana, it leaves employees and employers confused about their rights and what steps they can take when it comes to pre-employment and random drug...

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April 27, 2019

You Can Drop Marijuana from Your Drug Testing

Regarding Marijuana in the Workplace By Joe Reilly, President National Drug Screening, Inc A friend and the General Manager of an out of state local business asked me the other day an interesting series of questions.  The first was...

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April 26, 2019

A Guide To Creating A Drug Free Alabama Workplace

Alabama has recently begun to take the first steps towards legalizing medical marijuana in a limited way. In April of 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-2 in favor of a bill that would allow for medical marijuana sales to move...

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April 4, 2019

Is Your Workplace Drug Free?

Reprinted from Space Coast Business Magazine Five Boxes You Need To Check Now more than ever this is an important question.  The latest survey conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (2017) showed that 30.5...

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March 26, 2019

Is Fentanyl Still A Concern?

Today, the war against drugs rages on. And while there is a major shift towards opioids and opioid abuse, most people who hear the term immediately assume that prescription pills are the primary issue when it comes to this kind of abuse. And while...

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March 26, 2019

Michigan Passes Recreational Marijuana

Drug laws are changing around the nation, and Michigan is the latest state to adopt new drug reform concerning marijuana. Michigan Proposal 1, The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, was recently passed by a narrow majority. This...

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March 26, 2019

Missouri Medical Marijuana Regulations

Recently, drug laws concerning marijuana have begun to be reformed around the country. One of the most recent states to adopt changes to their marijuana policy is Missouri, and starting on December 6, 2018, medical marijuana will be legal for use...

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March 26, 2019

New Utah Marijuana Laws Change Things For Employers

Marijuana reform is sweeping the nation, and every year it seems that more and more starts are adopting new laws and regulations related to the use of this drug. Recently, Utah joined the ranks by passing Utah Proposition 2 by a majority. This law...

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March 26, 2019

Oklahoma Unity Bill Helps Employers Deal With Marijuana Use

For years, employers around the nation have relied on the use of random drug testing, pre-employment drug screening, and more to help them identify drug use among their employees or potential employees. But the five panel drug test focuses on...

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March 26, 2019

The Future Of Pot In NC And What It May Mean To Employers

Marijuana reform has been occurring throughout the country – already 32 states have legalized medical or recreational marijuana, and many more have bills being introduced that will do the same. Among them, North Carolina seems poised to...

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March 26, 2019

Creating The Best Experience For Drug Test Donors

Whether it’s a five panel drug test, a ten panel test, or something else entirely, drug testing has become a major part of how our country operates. But while employers and those who require a test to occur don’t have to worry too much...

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March 26, 2019

Learning More About Drug Testing

Drug abuse has always been a major issue for individuals, families, and employers. Whether it’s court ordered drug testing, a pre-hiring drug screening, or something else entirely, drug testing has been used to help ensure that people remain...

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March 3, 2019

Which Type Of Drug Test Is The Right One For Your Needs?

There is no question that when it comes to tools, a drug test can offer a lot of solutions depending on the situation. Whether it’s for child custody, employment pre-screening, after an accident, probation, or something else, drug tests are...

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March 3, 2019

What Does The 10 Panel Drug Test Look For?

Drug screenings are the new norm, with countless reasons that they occur. Whether it’s following an accident, as part of a probation or child custody order, or just to prescreen employees before they are hired, drug tests are something that...

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March 3, 2019

The Big Benefits Of Using Drug Screenings In The Workplace

Few things are becoming as commonplace as the use of drug screenings in the workplace. Whether it’s an initial employee screening before hiring or a random drug test to ensure that your employees are maintaining a drug free workplace...

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March 3, 2019

The Basics of Pre Employment Drug Screenings

While employers around the nation will have their own set of hiring standards, one thing that often remains the same is the fact that pre-employment drug tests are becoming the norm when it comes to making sure that an employee is worth adding to...

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March 3, 2019

Is An Oral Drug Test The Right Option For Your Business?

Businesses today rely on drug screenings to help them find the right employees, keep their workplace drug free, and more. But there are several different kinds of drug screens that can be done, and it’s often difficult to know just what is...

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March 3, 2019

Breaking Down The Basics Of The Swab Drug Test

When most people think of drug testing, the first thing that comes to mind is urine or blood tests. However, there are other types of tests that can be used as well. Hair is one option, but one that is beginning to see more use is the swab drug...

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March 8, 2019

Starting A Drug Testing Business (Video Blog)

In this video of the NDS Video Blog series, Joe Reilly discusses Starting a Drug Testing Business. Starting a drug testing business is a challenge. It will take hard work, dedication, training and also some money. It will also take time and lots...

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March 3, 2019

All You Need To Know About Five Panel Urine Drug Tests

Drug screenings are becoming more and more commonplace throughout the country, with employers using them to screen potential employees, identify potential causes of accidents, and more. But while there are plenty of things to consider about these...

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March 3, 2019

A Closer Look At Urine Drug Tests

Drug testing has come a long way over the last few decades. Today, there are many different reasons that drug tests are used and also many different types of drug tests that can be used. And while everything from swab tests to hair tests are...

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February 27, 2019

Allowing Marijuana Use in Your Florida Workplace

Specific to Construction Industry with a high population of marijuana smokers.  Florida law – currently you can’t smoke marijuana even if you have a medical marijuana card. Company decision must be made: Will company...

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February 26, 2019

Video Blog: DER Training Part 1 of 5

Welcome to the national drug screening video Blog series. In this 5 part series, Tom Fulmer will focus on designated employer representative training. Designated Employer Representative also known as DER is the primary person responsible for the...

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February 4, 2019

Why Hair Strand Tests Are Required: FAQs And Facts

The modern world is full of substances that impair people's judgment. They often cause the person to do things that they normally wouldn't do. For example, if parents get hooked on something such as cocaine, they may choose to buy more and more of...

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February 4, 2019

Understanding The Range Of 5 Panel Drug Test Cost

Those that abuse substances have a major impact on people around them. Whether the persons are co-workers, employers, friends, or family members, the issue can strain relationships to the brink. Some things are downers while others are uppers...

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February 4, 2019

The 5 Panel Drug And Alcohol Test: FAQs, Facts, And Rumors

Who needs a 5 Panel Drug and Alcohol Test? Perhaps, the better question is who doesn't? Some folks choose to complete the exam for their own personal reasons. Others are court ordered to do so for probation, child custody hearings, divorce...

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February 4, 2019

Nursing School Drug Test: FAQs, Facts, And Rumors

Many, many people choose to get into the nursing field, and why not? They get to spend their days helping patients and making their lives better. Plus, the pay is nothing to shake a stick at. Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that...

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February 4, 2019

Facts About Standard Pre-Employment Drug Tests

A lot of companies require potential employees to pass background checks. In many cases, they even call for a standard pre-employment drug test to be passed as well. The individual might have to get fingerprinted too depending on the organization...

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February 4, 2019

Employee Drug Testing Policies: What You Need To Know

A lot of people view employee drug testing as an invasion of one's privacy. They feel that what workers do on their own time is their own business. Well, this statement is true, but often, substance abuse carries over into the workplace, which...

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February 4, 2019

Drugs And Alcohol Test: Why And When Are They Needed?

Workers have a lot of stress in their daily lives. They are pushed to the limit while being expected to perform and produce results. On many occasions, instead of reaching out for help, they let things get out of hand and become overwhelmed...

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February 4, 2019

All About Hair Strand Drug Test And Its Specific Purposes

It is no secret that drugs have become a big problem today. They affect people at home, school, and the workplace as well. In fact, a study by Facing Addiction with NCADD estimates that 70-percent of the 14.8-million Americans who use illicit...

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February 2, 2019

What Happens If I Fail A DOT Drug Test?

DOT drug testing is serious business and failing a DOT drug test can cause you to lose your job with even more consequences.  The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates that if you fail a DOT required drug test, you must be...

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January 25, 2019

What Cities Have Employees Smoking Marijuana?

Recently there have been several studies and surveys showing what cities in America have the highest use of marijuana.  In February of 2018, the Motley Fool listed the 10 Major Cities That Consume the Most Marijuana Each Year.  These...

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December 21, 2018

Video Blog: Meet Katherine Finnell

Meet Our Team members in this video blog series. Today's Featured team member is Katherine Finnell, Administrate Assistant to the Vice President of Operations of National Drug Screening. Katherine shares some things about herself like favorite...

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December 21, 2018

Volusia/Flagler SHRM Chapter Announces Tom Fulmer to Speak at First Meeting of 2019

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management announces that Tom Fulmer, Vice President of Business Development for National Drug Screening, Inc. and former professional speaker will be presenting at the 2019 Chapter...

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December 14, 2018

Drugs That Kill

Guest Blog by Katherine Finnell, National Drug Screening It’s no surprise illicit drug use often leads to death. With an estimated 450,000 drug related deaths over the past ten years it now surpasses traffic fatalities in the US. What is a...

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December 6, 2018

Drug Testing Industry Veteran Celebrates 25 Years - Receives Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award

On 12/5/2018 Joe Reilly was honored as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Florida business community. "I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. Thanks to a great team at National Drug...

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November 30, 2018

National Drug Screening Awarded Accreditation

National Drug Screening Awarded Accreditation The National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) has certified National Drug Screening as a Nationally Accredited Third Party Administrator.  This accreditation verifies that...

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November 26, 2018

Drug Test Near Me

We get daily phone calls asking where can I get drug testing near me.  The answer is simple as we have drug testing centers in all areas of the United States.  Both employers and individuals call us daily and we arrange a same day drug...

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November 26, 2018

Video Blog: Meet Char Clark

http://www.NationalDrugScreening.com | 866-843-4545 Meet Our Team members in this video blog series. Today's Featured team member is Char Clark, Customer Service Administrator. "Char is a wonderful person who goes out of her way to help...

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November 8, 2018

A Great Success Story

We are so proud of our friends at e7 Health with headquarters in Las Vegas, NV.  This team has embraced drug testing and expanded other services at their locations. Their dedication to technology and to leaning their industries, services and...

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November 7, 2018

Video Blog: 17 Panel Hair Drug Test

Hair drug testing is becoming more and more popular throughout the United States. I'm Joe Reilly, president of National Drug screening. Today I'm going to talk about the new 17 panel hair drug test which is the most comprehensive hair drug test...

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November 6, 2018

Marijuana in your Florida Workplace

Reprinted from Spacecoast Business Magazine - Best Practice SectionIt is Decision Time The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, was approved by voters back on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Has your...

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