randon drug tests

  1. My question is to anyone with experience with this particular problem. My employer is initiating randon drug screens ( which i thought they already had) and we have been told to check the over the counter supplements we take to see if any of them come up postive on urine screen. i do take relacore and it has passion flower and all kinds of different things. does anyone know of a website or anything where i can look this stuff up... the hospital decided to do this after they cleaned house on one dept and fired 10-12 people. anyhow thanks for any info. its appreciated.
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  3. by   stidget99
    If you are one of the lucky ones to be selected for a random drug screen you are given the opportunity to report any drugs, prescription or OTC, that you have taken in the last couple of months. No need to worry about it.
  4. by   KK92RN
    Quote from stidget99
    If you are one of the lucky ones to be selected for a random drug screen you are given the opportunity to report any drugs, prescription or OTC, that you have taken in the last couple of months. No need to worry about it.
    well there was one nurse who was drinking a herbal tea and tested positive for barbituates and they compared her meds she was taking and the information on the herb tea did not say anything about it being excreted in the urine therefor it was considered a positve test and she was terminated and reported to boards. so everyone is notified to check thier meds and stuff. thats why i am asking.
  5. by   zacarias
    Quote from KK92RN
    My question is to anyone with experience with this particular problem. My employer is initiating randon drug screens ( which i thought they already had) and we have been told to check the over the counter supplements we take to see if any of them come up postive on urine screen. .
    I think it's highly inappropriate for the employer to make you find out what constituents in OTC supplements are going to come up positive on a drug screen. I think if someone takes Xanax for anxiety, you can mention that when you have the drug test but the OTC thing is ridiculous.
    My suggestion is to just bring the bottle in to them and have them copy the stuff down...although that really shouldn't be your responsibility.

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