We are very excited and proud to announce.
Today we published the first-ever analysis of industry-specific data from more than ten million urine drug test results performed by Quest Diagnostics. USA Today covered this story as an exclusive in its Money Section with an interactive chart for featuring 3 years of Quest Diagnostics data. Below are some links and resources about the news release. This reinforces our thought leadership position in our industry, the value of insights provided by our laboratories, and our strong brand.
A special shout out to the data team for their amazing efforts: Dr. Barry Sample, Ashlyn Hazard, Priscilla Ku, Tito Gutierrez, and Aaron Atkinson and the greater DTI team of Kim Gorode (Corporate PR), Dr. Kim Samano, and Bonnie Bush.
- Drug use by the U.S. workforce increased each year — and by double-digits over two years — between 2015 and 2017, in five of 16 major U.S. industry sectors analyzed
- Five sectors experienced year-over-year increases with a double-digit increase in their positivity rates between 2015 and 2017: Transportation and Warehousing (21.4%); Other Services (Except Public Administration) (15.4%); Finance and Insurance (13%); Retail Trade (12.8%); and Wholesale Trade (11.8%).
- Retail heads list of industries with highest overall positivity
- Cocaine positivity increases 43% in Retail, more than twice the increase of the general U.S. workforceAuthored by Russ Smith, Quest Diagnostics
Authored by Russ Smith of Quest Diagnostics