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Amid a national crisis of opiate drug addiction, the trucking industry is still waiting for the U.S. Department of Transportation to strengthen its commercial drug testing policies.

For now, it's up to trucking companies to regulate opiate abuse among their drivers. But without a federal law, positive results for certain opiates are not shared with other commercial transportation companies.

The Department of Health and Human Services amended its list of banned drugs for employees to include the four most abused opiates -- oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and hydrocodone. The transportation department has said it will adopt the Health and Human Services policy.


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