Hello and thank you for your question.
The most common type of employment-related drug screening is a 5-panel test for the following: Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, PCP, Opiates such as codeine and morphine, and Amphetamines, including methamphetamine.
Sometimes a 10-panel test is used, which includes all of the above, but also tests for a variety of other prescription drugs that are legal to possess and use, if precribed.
Employers may also test for alcohol.
Employers cannot discriminate in their hiring practices based on an applicant's use of a prescribed medication for legitimate medical reasons, unless they can clearly establish that use of this medication would inhibit an applicant's ability to perform the job effectively or safely. This type of discrimination is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
So, no, a positive result should not be a reason that you are not hired, as long as you accurately list this as a medication that you have been prescribed and are currently taking.
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