Wednesday, December 19 2018
USA Today published a study that was done by Quest Diagnostics exclusively for USA Today. The study found:
Retail workers tested positive at the hightest rate among all industries.
Transportation and Warehouse posted the sharpest increase in positive rates.
Overall workforce 4.2% positive rate for second consecutive year. Highest positive rate in a decade.
Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Marijuana postive rates increased.
Opiate positive rates declined due to State's crackdown on excessive opiate prescriptions.
Construction had the highest positive rate for cocaine.
Accomodations and Food Service had the highest positive rate for marijuana.
Health Care and Social Assistance had the highest positve rate for opiates. Due to many workers have easy access to prescription drugs.