Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Corps Expands Urinalysis Testing To Include Prescription Drugs

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Although Hydrocodone and Benzodiazepine are prescribed to treat severe pain, and a variety of ailments such as alcohol dependence, seizures, anxiety, panic, agitation and insomnia, the Department of Defense has expanded military drug testing for these commonly abused prescription drugs.

The DoD is expanding military drug tests to adapt to current trends of prescription drug abuse, said Steven L. Butler, substance abuse prevention specialist, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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