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type 1 diabetic. refent chest cold over counter meds used. failed urine drug test for cocaine. didnt touch it. prob. violation. what could cause this?

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Dr. Paul Sucgang
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cold Meds Not Cause: Cold medications would not cause a positive urine drug test. Do you use medicinal marijuana? If yes, is it from a dispensary or from "the street"? If it's from the street then it may be contaminated by cocaine. Otherwise exposure to cocaine would be the only other reason.
Answered on Apr 26, 2020
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