(Closed) Drug test/prescription

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Everywhere I’ve worked would always ding you for prescription medications unless you had an active prescription for it.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

Congrats that’s great news!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ksn1219: congrats and no, not all of us had teenage lead foot. I’ve never gotten a moving vehicle violation, even when I lived in TX & LA. 😉

Post # 35
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Newbee

ksn1219:  congratulations! The way the lab handled that is not correct, By The Way. Glad you got the job. Next time, you should ask to speak to the MRO so you can dispute the results.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ksn1219: I had a 90’s suburban. Vehicular manslaughter was not something I wanted to deal with!

Now with the price of gas, I’m all about our RSX

Post # 39
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Newbee

ksn1219:  You’re most welcome! MRO = Medical Review Officer (test result interpreter). 🙂

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ksn1219: hopefully they don’t / won’t hit anyone + hurt them(selves)! Our driver’s ed class made us watch videos of fatal car crashes. I hated it and didn’t want to get into that situation.

And 90’s Surburbans were known as pavement killers. Good if you hit another truck or a deer or something.

Less good if you hit a (sub)compact car. One of my friends had to have intense therapy because she was involved in a one fatality car crash. She was the driver who walked away. Terrifying.

Post # 41
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m really glad it worked out!

I hate keeping track of medication stuff.  I’m on so many and it gets confusing.  I found out that a prescription (not the medication itself) expires sooner if it’s not actually given to the pharmacist, but I’ve run into issues different ways – holding on to it too long myself, it expiring in their system, the medications themselves etc.

I’ve even had some doctors who have written me a few years worth and they expired in the system, I guess I should have picked up the pills and had a year’s stock at home.

With the medication itself I worried about flying with old things and security.

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Looks like you got your answer. Rant time… These drug tests are such bullshit. Unless youre operating heavy machinery or have peoples lives at stake.. Why why why is it neccessary!? It’s so invasive. I have to take one soon too… I could go on a cocaine and heroin bender this weekend and pee clean in three days but that one honeymoon doobie three weeks ago will show up? Bluh. You can take my peee but you’ll never take my freeeeedommmmmm!!!! Or something lol. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ksn1219:  YAY!! I’m SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ksn1219:  I work in pharmaceuticals and I can tell you that expiration dates are not something that pharmaceutical companies pull out of their asses. The FDA sets strict guidelines for the stability of drugs. But, as PP mentioned, most drugs do not become dangerous after their expiration date, they just lose potency. Some drugs are extremely stable while others, not so much. 

Post # 45
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Worker bee

ksn1219:  I’m so happy this worked out for you! Also I hope anyone who read your thread remembers this situation and prevents this hassle for themselves. I have seen people in our hospital test positive for barbiturates when it was a component of Fioricet that they didn’t mention on their list of active medications. Any time you take a drug test and they ask you if you take any medications, list them all. Including benadryl, ibuprofen etc. You would be surprised what can throw off a drug test yet be totally innocent.

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