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- Employees who fall under Federal guidelines such as the Department of Transportation’s testing regulations are prohibited from using opiates without a current medical prescription.
- Many employers also have work rules requiring the employee to disclose if they are taking any sedating medications that could impact their ability to work safely.
- The addictive nature and cost can lead to workplace theft and/or dealing.
- Mental clouding and drowsiness pose a fitness-for-duty concern.