Yet Another Pre-Employment Drug Screen Thread - page 3

I apologize for contributing to the seemingly endless amount of threads that focus on drug test concerns. I would have voiced my concerns elsewhere if I knew it would not be lost in the vast sea of... Read More

  1. Visit  vintagePN profile page
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    ...works out for you! (I can't use a computer today..)
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  3. Visit  MunoRN profile page
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    Employers are free to ban the use of even legally prescribed medications, most limit their drug testing to illegal use, but not all, so your best bet either way is to be honest. My employer does not allow prescribed opioid or benzo use, but adderall is fine with a script. Either way, your best bet is to be honest, which it sounds like you've done, so try not to sweat it.
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  4. Visit  jetsy62 profile page
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    You should be fine. The test will come back as positive (but not reported as such), the MRO will get in touch with you, you will tell him the name and phone number of the physician who prescribed it, the MRO calls the doc to confirm, the test is reported as a negative and life goes on. We have random drug testing at my work and this is what happens to me every time.
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  5. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Here's the skinny as jetsy62 has posted...the employer arranges for the screening. You don't give your employer a list of meds. You pee and then wait for the results. If your urine is dirty the drug screening's doctor will get a hold of you to clarify any Rx you have. If it's legal then the screen goes back to the employer as negative...the drug screening company cannot disclose what legal meds you are on. If it's illegal stuff then your screen is given a fail and you won't get hired. Don't get confused...the employer has nothing to do with the urine test except to set it up and then wait for the results from the drug screening company and that's either a pass or fail.

    I've had a couple drug screens and the drug screening company never asked me prior to the test for a list of my meds. A little while ago I read on here where the person said that they were asked to give a list of meds prior to the screen...I don't know how legal that is.
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  6. Visit  bribri03 profile page
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    Quote from vintageandrea
    First, this post is way too long and detailed...we don't need a per minute play by play of your life...sorry if that sounds rude. Not my intention. Second, why does it matter? If you have a perscription, just show them if they ask. Or why didn't you clarify your prescription before the test and offer to bring proof in at a later time? If you aren't doing anything illegal, then why are you worried?
    I have a solution for you, don't read it!!!!! How rude if you don't want to read it then move on maybe she wanted to give a play by play and there is 100% nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it move on, no one asked you to read and respond and it's completely rude to comment on someone's post the way you did. You shoulda kept going if you can't handle the long post!! Oh this angers me.

    To the person who started this thread I would completely ignore people who say things like this, you should post as much or little as you want it is your story and you are not forcing anyone to read it. I can't believe how rude some people are, it's amazing.
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  7. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Have you heard yet? Did you get the job?
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  8. Visit  MunoRN profile page
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    Quote from tyvin
    Here's the skinny as jetsy62 has posted...the employer arranges for the screening. You don't give your employer a list of meds. You pee and then wait for the results. If your urine is dirty the drug screening's doctor will get a hold of you to clarify any Rx you have. If it's legal then the screen goes back to the employer as negative...the drug screening company cannot disclose what legal meds you are on. If it's illegal stuff then your screen is given a fail and you won't get hired. Don't get confused...the employer has nothing to do with the urine test except to set it up and then wait for the results from the drug screening company and that's either a pass or fail.

    I've had a couple drug screens and the drug screening company never asked me prior to the test for a list of my meds. A little while ago I read on here where the person said that they were asked to give a list of meds prior to the screen...I don't know how legal that is.
    It is legal for an employer to ask for a list of your meds but only after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

    The drug screening company can actually disclose what legal meds you are on, even if you produce a valid prescription. Employers are not required to allow drug use even if it is legally prescribed and can test for these as well as illegal drug use.
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  9. Visit  CASTLEGATES profile page
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    Just basic employment stuff. Whether or not you have what you need, you have a Dr. who can attest to the fact you're on it legally. You, therefore, have nothing to worry about. At least you didn't spend your summer smoking a bong and having to wait 3 months to clear before job searching, so don't worry! If you're meant to have the job, you'll have it. If you review old posts, they're all of a similar thread as yours. The internet is a wealth full of information and answers. Tens of thousands of nurses had the same issue as you before. You're not alone (legit or illegit drugs, questions run the gammut).
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  10. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Quote from MunoRN
    It is legal for an employer to ask for a list of your meds but only after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

    The drug screening company can actually disclose what legal meds you are on, even if you produce a valid prescription. Employers are not required to allow drug use even if it is legally prescribed and can test for these as well as illegal drug use.
    Not in Hawaii they can't...absolutely not. I know a person that it happened to; the drug screening company sent the meds with the pass result. The result of that was a law suit and the drug company ended up settling for a large little sum. The employer can ask you for a list of meds but that doesn't mean you have to give it to them...I don't.

    If we don't stand up for our rights; no one will.
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  11. Visit  MomRN0913 profile page
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    I had Percocet For a tooth I had pulled. A week later I had my preemploymeny drug screen. Stupid me took one about 36 hours before the drug screen for a back ache. So I said to the employee health nurse " I took a Percocet about 2 days ago for which I have a script for". She says " if it comes up positive, they will just ask you for a script"Done.
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  12. Visit  YouSmellLikeCDiff profile page
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    Quote from Michigangirl
    I enjoyed your post, too! I am actually on my way to take a drug test for school (going for my BSN) so it was interesting to read about someone else's experience!

    I agree that you shouldn't be worried. Hope you hear from HR soon!
    Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with your BSN!
  13. Visit  YouSmellLikeCDiff profile page
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    Quote from TracyE78
    Great post and you should be fine. There's a local health group that is doing nicotine screening on all new employees starting next year. I don't know if that would affect getting hired or not, but they're a tobacco-free campus and want to start with their employees.
    It's a good thing I don't smoke! Thanks for the heads up. People need to spread the word!
  14. Visit  YouSmellLikeCDiff profile page
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    Quote from bribri03
    To the person who started this thread I would completely ignore people who say things like this, you should post as much or little as you want it is your story and you are not forcing anyone to read it. I can't believe how rude some people are, it's amazing.
    This was my first post on AN so I'm not very aware of what the members want/don't want to read. Naturally, I poured my heart out. The longer the post got and the more details I got out, the better it made me feel. Better to have too many facts than too little, eh?


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