Semi Synthetic Opiods Final Rule

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On November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule that, among other items, expands the Department’s current drug testing panel to include certain semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone).  The rule has an effective date of January 1, 2018.

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We would like all DOT covered truck drivers to be aware of this new rule.

Some common names for these semi-synthetic opioids include OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Dilaudid®, Exalgo®.

To learn more about the rule, click here.

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