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Arizona Pain Society and Dr. Robert Barkin, Rush University Medical Center, Present Program on Comprehensive Urine Drug Testing Sponsored by Dominion Diagnostics
Date:12/27/2007

An Educational Program: Discriminating Real Science from Faux Science

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At a recent meeting of the Arizona Pain Society, Dominion Diagnostics sponsored an extensive educational program entitled "A Comprehensive Review of Urine Drug Testing: Which Test, Which Patient and Discriminating Real Science from Faux Science," presented by Dr. Robert Barkin, Pharm.D, MBA, FCP, DAAPM. Dr. Barkin is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, and Pharmacology, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, as well as a Pharmacotherapy Consultant at the Rush Pain Center, Chicago, Illinois, and the North Shore Pain Center at Rush North Shore Hospital in Skokie, Illinois.

Dr. Barkin's instructional program on comprehensive urine drug testing followed an introductory segment on the current "Legal Issues of Pain Management" given by Mark A. McSally Esq.

Additionally, Stephen Borowsky, MD, Arizona Pain Society President, presented recent updates on the status of Prescription Drug Monitoring in Arizona. Dr. Borowsky serves on the Arizona Board of Pharmacy Task Force for Electronic Prescription Monitoring.

Due to the pertinent topics presented, the meeting was well over-capacity, with more than 60 people attending. Arizona Pain Society members unable to attend, or practitioners who would like more information regarding the material presented at the meeting, may contact Vicky Lipton, Regional Sales Manager for Dominion Diagnostics, at (623) 262-2361 or vlipton@dominiondiagnostics.com.

As part of its ongoing training and education initiative, Dominion Diagnostics sponsors similar educative programs around the United States. For more information, please email marketing@dominiondiagnostics.com.

About Dominion Diagnostics:

Dominion Diagnostics is a CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified national medical laboratory specializing in advanced, state-of-the-art clinical quantitative urine drug testing and monitoring for Pain Management, Addiction Medicine, Primary Care, Mental Health and Well-Being, Behavioral Health, and Hospital Systems. For more information, please visit http://www.dominiondiagnostics.com.

About Arizona Pain Society:

Arizona Pain Society is a gathering of physicians from many areas of practice who are focused on the treatment and understanding of pain. The Society brings together Allopathic, Osteopathic, Naturopathic, Dental and Podiatric Philosophies. The appropriate use of medications, procedures and other treatments are addressed, as are ethical and professional issues affecting pain practitioners. For more information, please visit http://www.arizonapainsociety.org.

Media Contact (Dominion Diagnostics):

Julie Lenahan

Director of Marketing

1-401-667-0876

jlenahan@dominiondiagnostics.com


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