Category Archives: Portland Drug Testing

Recent FDA Approval For Marijuana Extract Epidiolex

Epidiolex is a new FDA approved drug is a safe and reliable treatment for parents searching for drugs to combat epilepsy. After passing clinical trials this purified marijuana extract can safely given to children instead of using unregulated products that may contain numerous unidentified substances including high levels of the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...
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Final Ruling for National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

The final rule requires motor carriers, medical review officers, third-party administrators, and substance abuse professionals to report information about drivers who:
  • Test positive for drugs or alcohol;
  • Refuse drug and alcohol testing; and
  • Undergo the return-to-duty drug and alcohol rehabilitation process.
Additionally, motor carriers will be required to annually search the clearinghouse for current employees, and...
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OSHA extends deadline for comments on proposed rule to improve provisions in its standards till Jan 4, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the comment period for its proposal to revise provisions in the agency's recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. Originally scheduled to expire Dec. 5, 2016, the comment period will be extended to Jan. 4, 2017, to allow parties...
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Medical Marijuana and How Employers Handle Card Holders in the Workplace

Medical Marijuana authorized cardholders are becoming more prevalent  across the nation as more states recognize medical marijuana laws. Even more difficult is to advise a one-size-fits-all workplace policy since each state has varying laws and rules on accommodating employees. Colorado in 2015 had a high profile case go to the Colorado Supreme Court which found...
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