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Ameritox Provides Educational Support to Clinicians to Help Reduce Opioid Misuse, Abuse and Diversion
Date:2/23/2012

BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Event details:
February 25, 2012
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Catalina/Madera Room
Palm Springs, CA

Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in pain medication monitoring, will sponsor a safe opioid prescribing symposium highlighting emerging trends and technologies in medication monitoring at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's (AAPM) 28th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California.

"For clinicians treating the tens of millions of people suffering from chronic pain, helping patients find safe, effective relief is the ultimate priority," said Dr. Harry Leider, Chief Medical Officer at Ameritox.

The symposium will focus on a new set of expert consensus recommendations, to be presented during a poster session at the meeting, which answer critical questions in pain monitoring. These recommendations are intended to add specifics to previous clinical guidelines, with the goal of providing physicians guidance on how to use urine drug monitoring to improve patient outcomes.

The symposium will also provide attendees with the latest data on the emerging use of urine opioid levels in helping physicians assess patients for adherence to a chronic opioid regimen. This segment will highlight Ameritox research, which resulted in a proprietary monitoring tool, Rx Guardian CD(SM), being made available to clinicians who prescribe opioids to patients with chronic pain to help reduce the risk of opioid misuse, abuse and diversion. Rx Guardian CD(SM) consists of a reference database of more than 1,000 pain patients who were clinically assessed as adherent to their prescription regimens. It then displays the results to allow physicians to see, at a glance, how a specific patient's drug monitoring r
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