A South Dakota judge held that the state’s amendment allowing for adult recreational use of marijuana is unconstitutional. Employers should note that the ruling does not address the validity of the state’s medical marijuana initiative.
Today, in the face of a global pandemic and economic recession, health care employees may be more tempted than ever to steal prescription drugs and resell them. Increased regulatory and legal risks, the opioid epidemic and an evolving drug abuse landscape have also made drug diversion and loss prevention a higher priority in the health care system than ever before.
U.S. workers tested positive for drug use in 2019 at the highest rate since 2003, according to annual drug-testing results compiled by Quest Diagnostics, a laboratory based in Secaucus, N.J. Positive test results have been steadily rising since 2013, and experts believe the 2020 data will show even higher rates, due to the coronavirus pandemic.