(Closed) Drug test/prescription

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

marinarosalin:  to be fair, the job isn’t going to hear anything other than whether she passed or failed. Prescription drugs = passed. For all the work knows, she didn’t pee enough to test. 

There are a lot of workplaces that test for safety reasons and I am all for that.

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

mimigirl7:  That’s not true.  While most just lose their potency, some can become dangerous either due to pathogens or by degradation products.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

AB Bride:  That is only true for a very small amount of drug antibiotic tetracycline and there have been a handful of cases where this has occure casing kidney problems. Anothing that has to refrigerated should not be used after the experation date. It usally clearly states that. I guess i need to be specific. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

I’m an in-house employment lawyer in the US.  All the PPs are correct.  They only care whether or not you have a prescription in your own name for the drug for which you tested positive.  The expiration of that prescription should not be a factor.  

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

ksn1219:  Well that’s just stupid. Regardless, call the doctor that prescribed it or your most recent doctor (assuming they’re not the same) and explain the situation to them and ask them to write you a new prescription for it.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ksn1219:  Shhh calm down! Okay, I am the one who administers this crap to our new employees and accept their screening or not. Just call whoever gave you the instructions to get the drug test or the HR department at the company you’re going to work for and explain it to them. Say you didn’t even know it was expired until they pointed it out. DO NOT PANIC! 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

annd2015:  Sorry to go off topic but what drugs would you toss right away? Anything over the counter?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

justinsgirl2016:  I agree.  I would plead your case to the company’s HR department.  

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

mkendrick:  Ditto.  Coming from another employment lawyer:)

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

MeandMyLouboutins:  I can’t think of any OTC meds that become potentially dangerous (going from memory); with OTC meds, there is really only the issue of decreased potency. However the real risk in that is if someone takes an old aspirin for a headache, it doesn’t work, so they decide to take two more thinking they’re all at about half potency (trust me, it happens…the pharmacy horror stories I could share….); not every pill in that bottle is going to lose its potency at the same rate as that first pill, so they could then have just taken two nearly full doses and put themselves at risk. Most of the meds I personally toss are things like insulin and antibiotics. I have never been prescribed one of the medications that I know actually changes over time.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee

call Doctor, get new prescription, call h.r. And explain. I mean, it makes sense to me, it sounds like the timeframe it was prescribed for expired. You should have gone back in to have it renewed. You do not have a current prescription in your name for this drug. 

Post # 29
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

 

ksn1219:  I’m really surprised by that!  Instead of getting a prescription where it’s dated, do you know if they would accept a doctor’s note?  Ie.  Ksn has been on this medication since x and now?

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