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Postby scricks » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:45 pm

Quick question that has been asked by multiple donors, but we've never encountered an actual case. Will suboxone show up on a DOT drug test?


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Re: Suboxone

Postby Robert Swotinsky MD » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:59 pm

Suboxone will not show up on a DOT drug test.

If the MRO learns the driver is taking suboxone, the MRO should alert the employer to the safety issue. (see my 11-7 post at I had one of these last week, where I notified the employer of a safety issue because of the driver's use of suboxone. A few days later I learned that the employer had followed through by sending the driver to the local Medical Examiner to be evaluated because of the suboxone use. The local Medical Examiner said, "no problem" and renewed the driver's DOT card. oh, well...

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