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Workforce Drug Test Positivity Climbs to Highest Level in Two Decades

TMA Media March 31, 2022
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The news isn’t good. The rate of positive drug test results among the U.S.workforce reached its highest rate last year since 2001. This number increased more than 30% in the combined U.S. workforce from an all-time low in 2010-2012, according to a new analysis released on March 30 by Quest Diagnostics.

The study is based on more than 11 million de-identified urine, hair and oral fluid drug test results collected between January and December 2021. The overall positivity rate was up in 2021 to 4.6% compared to 4.4% in 2020 and up 31.4% from the all-time low of 3.5% just 10 years ago (2010-2012).

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