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

esults compare to patients in the database.

"Physicians are on the front lines of both patient care and drug abuse prevention," Leider said. "Providing tools, supported by quality research, to help physicians evaluate whether their patients take the proper medications as directed should improve patient care and help keep prescription painkillers out of the hands of those who abuse these medications." 

Topics and Faculty include:

New Expert Consensus Recommendations on the Use of Pain Medication Monitoring (Urine Drug Testing)
Steven Passik, PhD and John Peppin, DO, FACP

Use of Urine Opioid Levels to Assist Physician Assessment of Adherence
Harry Leider, MD, FACPE

About Ameritox

Ameritox is the nation's leader in Pain Medication Monitoring Solutions®, offering specialized laboratory testing and reporting services. Ameritox's expertise and innovative science provide physicians with insights and support to enhance and optimize the care of chronic pain patients. Ameritox offers the most thorough pain medication monitoring lab process – Rx Guardian(SM) – with Rx Guardian CD(SM), the only pain medication screening with a proprietary normalization algorithm and a reference database of pain patients assessed for medication adherence. Patient results are compared against this database, helping physicians assess whether patients are taking their pain medications correctly. Monitoring through urine drug testing helps physicians make more informed clinical decisions and manage the risks and complexities associated with prescribing pain medications. Ameritox is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. with laboratory facilities in Midland, Texas and Greensboro, N.C. Ameritox can be found online at w
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