Employers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) should revise their drug and alcohol testing policies to include opioids like Oxycodone.

New regulations take effect Jan. 1 that require testing to include the “semi-synthetic” opioid drugs Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. They apply to businesses regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

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