Guess what we heard? Four opioids added to standard testing panel
As of October 1st, SAMHSA announced new guidelines for federal workplace drug testing.
The new guidelines provide authority to test for four opioids, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone (common names for these drugs are Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, Dilaudid, etc.).
These four opioids were added to the standard testing panel because data indicates that although they are prescribed they are also frequently used without medical guidance.