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U.S. Worker Use of Prescription Opiates Climbing, Shows Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™
Date:9/16/2010

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Tables FollowPercent Testing Positive for "Expanded Opiates" – Urine Drug Tests(For General U.S. Workforce, as a percentage of all tests for "Expanded Opiates")(More than 500 thousand tests from January to December 2009)20052006200720082009Codeine

0.22%

0.20%

0.19%

0.20%

0.21%Morphine

0.45%

0.37%

0.43%

0.43%

0.48%Hydrocodone

0.88%

0.97%

1.2%

1.1%

1.3%Hydromorphone

0.47%

0.54%

0.74%

0.73%

0.82%2005

2006

2007

2008

2009% Difference Codeine

N/A

-9.1%

-5.0%

5.3%

5.0%% Difference  Morphine

N/A

-17.8%

16.2%

0.0%

11.6%% Difference  Hydrocodone

N/A

10.2%

23.7%

-8.3%

18.2%% Difference  Hydromorphone

N/A

14.9%

37.0%

-1.4%

12.3%Pre-Employment Positivity Rates for "Expanded Opiates" – Urine Drug Tests(For General U.S. Wor
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