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Cocaine use rises among isle workers, job seekers

Drug tests conducted by a local laboratory company uncover a "definite trend"

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 04, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">The number of Hawaii workers testing positive for cocaine use has steadily increased from a year ago, according to data released Thursday by Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc.</span></p>
<p>&quot;Cocaine use has been slowly creeping up every quarter since the third quarter of last year, confirming what we are hearing anecdotally,&quot; Carl Linden, DLS' scientific director of toxicology, said in a press release. &quot;The actual number of positive tests for coke is still relatively small, but it is a definite trend.&quot;</p>
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The number of Hawaii workers testing positive for cocaine use has steadily increased from a year ago, according to data released Thursday by Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc.

"Cocaine use has been slowly creeping up every quarter since the third quarter of last year, confirming what we are hearing anecdotally," Carl Linden, DLS' scientific director of toxicology, said in a press release. "The actual number of positive tests for coke is still relatively small, but it is a definite trend." Login for more...



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