prescription drugs

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by mitchel, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    can i be terminated for using a doctors prescription of xanax, when found in a drug test?
     
  2. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Not if you have a prescription, and don't drive a vehicle while on it.
     
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes. DOT prohibited schedule drug. There are quite a few prescriptions that are not DOT approved and many doctors don't have a clue .

    Do your research . This only applies if you drive.
     
  4. outtatime

    outtatime Active Member

    No, DOT drug tests don't look for Xanax anyway. However, no doctor will give you a DOT card if you tell them you are taking it as it's a benzodiazepine and prohibited while driving a commercial vehicle.
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes, you can be terminated. It won't show on a drug test but if you admit you're taking it or FedEx otherwise discovers it the prohibited status makes it a terminable offense.
     
  6. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    Yes, you can be terminated. It won't show on a drug test but if you admit you're taking it or FedEx otherwise discovers it the prohibited status makes it a terminable offense.

    thanks, i wouldnt tell the DOT dr anyways. that urine test is drug to test for glucose/diabetes. Im mostly question a real drug/urine test for job upgrade...swing driver dot/cdl
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Just don't tell anyone and you'll be fine. No testing for benzo category drugs yet as others have said. I'm sure there a few dummies every year that list exactly what they're taking when they're doing their DOT down at the local cheapest clinic/facility available. If the doctor has any experience at all with DOT regs, they won't issue you a card until you get a different approved med. If they tell FedEx, you could be fired.

    I'll bet there are a buttload of FedEx employees on Xanax, especially managers.
     
  8. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    My former mgr., that just left, told me "don't tell the DOT dr. anything" and, we're currently using a chiropractor. Ha ha ha