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(Safety and Health Magazine) Washington – The Department of Transportation will include four semi-synthetic opioids in its drug-testing program for DOT employees, according to a final rule (PDF) published in the Nov. 13 Federal Register.
Employees affected include those who work for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard.
Aligning with an October update from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DOT will test its employees for oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone, which go by brand names such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Dilaudid.
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