DOE seeks comment on expanding drug-testing policy


The Department of Energy is accepting comment until Oct. 28 on including screening for anabolic steroids and other drugs in its randomized drug testing program for contractor employees.

Currently, DOE tests its contractors and subcontractors for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine and amphetamines. Other issues under consideration include:

  • The availability of analytical testing methods for anabolic steroids
  • Adding certain prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements to the substance abuse program
  • Whether medical review officers should obtain certification

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