The use of oral fluids as an alternative to urine for workplace drug testing was discussed at the federal level as far back as 10 years ago but it was never approved. Meanwhile, the use of oral fluids for drug testing has continued in the non-regulated workplace.
With Super Bowl Sunday behind us, what better time to tackle my favorite topics. Sports? Occupational Health and Safety? Game on.
Occupational medicine physicians who are willing to step into the spotlight have a window of opportunity to play an influential role in the way workers and their families will access healthcare services in the U.S. for years to come. Those who linger in the shadows are likely to regret missing this chance to demonstrate the […]
It’s the time of year when prognosticators hold forth. I might as well add my voice to the chorus.
Game #7: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers.
Colorado is the only state that still requires physicians to use the out-dated, third edition of the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, published in 1990. The most recent, sixth edition of the Guides, was published in 2008. The Guides instruct physicians how to assign percentage ratings of impairment, which is defined as […]