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A pharma client requires a urine drug test. Will my ADHD meds make me test "positive"? If so, is there a chance to provide my prescription to a medical officer to clarify? (cont)

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Yes it could. It has for my brother before and he did disclose his medication and prescription and it was fine. ADHD is nothing to be ashamed of, but I can understand wanting to keep it private. Surely their would be an HR or single leader you could talk to instead of needing to disclose to the full team.

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You’re all good (on the commercial side at least). Someone from the lab will call you (not the employer due to privacy laws/HIIPA) and ask you if you’re on any prescription meds. They may request you show the script/bottle. That’s it- no one finds out and you should be clear.

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D3, echo chamber?

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You will most likely pop hot for amphetamines. Source: I took adderral like two days before a drug test for Best Buy like 10 years ago and failed for amphetamines.

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Has anyone been in this situation? I also don't want my ADHD diagnosis revealed to my clients or case team.

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yes i’m in your same boat (ADD) I take Ritalin and it does NOT flag in drug screens. How do I know: i’ve taken Ritalin and was tested (more than once) - comes back negative. Also, cause I freaked out like you are I researched - the standard panel drug tests do not check for legal prescribed drugs. If for some reason the company specified your drug and you tested positive the testing company would contact you and you could provide the prescription and the requesting company would only see that you got a passing result. HIPPA is your friend in this situation...

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Adderall is amphetamine so yea it’ll show

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You should be asked prior to to list all meds your taking. You will need to provide your docs contact, show the Rx and bring the meds with you... You good!

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It shows up as amphetamines. You just need to provide your dr info and they verify

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To all the folks saying find another project - it is very normal in pharma to be drug tested even as a consultant if you’re working in a more formal contracting capacity. I work with two different clients that require annual drug tests and it’s fairly standardized now. Bring your prescriptions, and if the lab tech doesn’t ask about it before the test ask them for a form to disclose prescriptions and the prescribing physicians information.

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Good point - OP, get out of pharma

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Being a pharma client, maybe they’ll be delighted you’re a regular customer 🤷🏼‍♂️

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But doctor’s note and there’s HIPPA and all that

Refuse to take it and find another project, nobody can force you and it's against ethical standards to penalize you

find another project. This day and age just not with the hassle, and there's lots of other clients that don't require you piss in a cup.

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