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

kforce, as a percentage of all pre-employment tests for "Expanded Opiates")

(More than 250 thousand pre-employment tests from January to December 2009)20052006200720082009Codeine

0.22%

0.18%

0.16%

0.19%

0.18%Morphine

0.33%

0.30%

0.29%

0.31%

0.32%Hydrocodone

0.69%

0.70%

0.79%

0.78%

0.78%Hydromorphone

0.37%

0.38%

0.48%

0.50%

0.47%Post-Accident Positivity Rates for "Expanded Opiates" – Urine Drug Tests(For General U.S. Workforce, as a percentage of all post-accident tests for "Expanded Opiates")

(Approximately 20 thousand post-accident tests from January to December 2009)20052006200720082009Codeine

0.36%

0.31%

0.30%

0.34%

0.46%Morphine

1.0%

0.90%

1.0%

1.2%

1.2%Hydrocodone

2.3%

2.1%

2.9%

3.2%

3.7%Hydromorphone

1.2%

1.2%

1.8%

2.2%

2.3%Percent Testing Positive for Oxycodones  (Oxycodone and/or Oxymorphone) – Urine Drug Tests(For General U.S. Workforce, as a percentage of all tests for Oxycodones)

(More than 500 thousand tests from January to December 2009)20052006200720082009Oxycodones

0.56%

0.64%

0.88%

0.83%

1.0%20052006200720082009% Difference  Oxycodones

N/A

14.3%

37.5%

-5.7%

20.5%Pre-Employment Positivity Rates for Oxycodones  (Oxycodone and/or Oxymorphone) – Urine Drug Tests(For General U.S. Workforce, as a percentage of all pre-employment tests for Oxycodones)

(More than 250 thousand pre-employment tests from January to December 2009)20052006200720082009Oxycodones

0.41%

0.44%

0.56%

0.56%

0.57%Post-Accident Positivity Rates for Oxycodones  (Oxycodone and/or Oxymorphone) – Urine Drug Tests(Fo
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