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Do pre-employment screenings test for Suboxone?

Most of the time, standard drug screening panels do not test for Suboxone. 

Suboxone screening is usually a separate test that must be ordered. However, it is not impossible that an employer might screen for Suboxone in addition to the routine drug panel. 

On the other hand, even if that result was to come back positive, it is illegal for an employer to refuse employment or to fire an employee for being on Suboxone, so long as it is prescribed legally by a licensed provider. 

Elena Hill, MD, MPH

Elena Hill, MD; MPH received her MD and Masters of Public Health degrees at Tufts Medical School and completed her family medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. She is currently an attending physician at Bronxcare Health Systems in the Bronx, NY where she works as a primary care physician as well as part time in pain management and integrated health. Her clinical interests include underserved health care, chronic pain and integrated/alternative health.

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Elena Hill, MD, MPH

Elena Hill, MD; MPH received her MD and Masters of Public Health degrees at Tufts Medical School and completed her family medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. She is currently an attending physician at Bronxcare Health Systems in the Bronx, NY where she works as a primary care physician as well as part time in pain management and integrated health. Her clinical interests include underserved health care, chronic pain and integrated/alternative health.

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