Story by Rick Cusick

On January 15, the federal government announced plans to expand its employee drug-testing program to include hair, saliva, and sweat tests. Federal standards for these tests are forthcoming. At the moment, standards exist only for urine tests.

Currently, 40 million workplace drug tests are conducted each year by US employers. Once the standards for hair, saliva, and sweat tests are announced, that number could easily skyrocket. The American drug-test business is conservatively estimated to be a $4 billion industry, a figure primarily accounted for by urinalysis. As hair assays, saliva swabs, and sweat patches are officially added to the Drug War's increasing aresenal, the battlefield broadens, and that $4 billion figure could well become chump change.

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