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December 2017 Archives

U.S. DOT to Require Drug Testing for 4 Opioids

On November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule (82 FR 52229) that added hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the federal drug testing program for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. Beginning January 1, 2018, drivers will be tested for these substances, commonly known as OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Dilaudid®, and Exalgo®. The DOT drug testing panel already includes marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and opiates.

Reasons to discuss your estate plan at a family gathering

The holidays are a time when families get together. In some cases, this means that people who haven't seen each other all year long are once again together. Even though it might seem like it isn't really a good idea, these gatherings might be a time when you get people together to let them know what's in your estate plan.

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