Barry Sample, Ph.D.
Prescription Drug Misuse in the Workplace
More American workers and job applicants are testing positive for prescription opiates according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™. Data shows that increased opiate use is in the workplace - as well as the emergency room. Because more workers are performing their duties while taking prescription opiates, employers, particularly those with safety-sensitive workers, should note this trend and take appropriate steps to ensure worker and public safety.
Barry Sample, Ph.D., Director of Science and Technology for Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions Division joins the show to discuss this trend and what can be done.
Barry Sample, Ph.D., Director of Science and Technology for Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions Division. Dr. Sample joined Quest Diagnostics in 1991. He is responsible for the production and introduction of new products and services through new test, informatics, and technology development. Under his direction, the Atlanta laboratory, which was accredited by the International Olympic Committee, provided the doping control services for the 1996 Centennial Games. Dr. Sample received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and doctorate in pharmacology from Indiana University.
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