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Ameritox Supports Federal Implementation of Medication Monitoring for Chronic Pain Patients
Date:10/27/2011

BALTIMORE, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox (SM), the nation's leader in Pain Medication Monitoring Solutions®, earlier this month submitted a Statement for the Record for the Congressional hearing on "Costs of Prescription Drug Abuse in the Medicare Part D Program," pointing to medication monitoring as a potential solution to improving adherence to pain medication, preventing drug diversion and aiding in lowering national healthcare costs. The hearing was held by the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security.

"As the nation's leader in Pain Medication Monitoring Solutions, Ameritox is committed to helping state and Federal policymakers understand the reasons behind rising prescription drug abuse, and identifying proven and cost-effective solutions," said Dr. Harry Leider, chief medical officer, Ameritox. "Medication monitoring is a critical tool in helping physicians provide the best possible care for patients. This simple, scientific tool can help assure doctors that the proper medications are getting to the millions of chronic pain patients who need it, and not contributing to misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription opioid therapy, costing payers millions of dollars each year."

Multiple studies have shown that medication monitoring, along with improving patient care, has the added benefit of reducing healthcare costs. One study published in The American Journal of Managed Care in January found that patients on chronic opioid therapy who were likely non-adherent, as determined by urine drug testing results, had 14 percent higher health care costs and 35 percent more hospital days. The same study found that patients who may be adherent to their opioid regimen had annual costs that were approximately 12 percent lower than non-adherent patients.

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