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Ameritox Supports New Expert Consensus Recommendations For Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy
Date:2/27/2012

/www.ameritox.com/urine-drug-testing-lab-services/technology/">Urine drug monitoring allows physicians to monitor the presence of pain medication in a patient's system, helping them to ensure the patient receives adequate medication to provide relief, while also helping to prevent potential misuse, abuse or diversion of powerful narcotics.

Consensus Working Group members include respected practitioners and national authorities in the treatment of chronic pain:  John F. Peppin, DO, FACP; Perry G. Fine, MD; Steven D. Passik, Ph.D.; and Charles Argoff, MD

The development of the recommendations was funded by Ameritox, a Baltimore-based Pain Medication Monitoring Solutions® company, which provided an unrestricted grant to the Jefferson School of Population Health.

"UDM is an indispensable component of chronic pain treatment today,  yet primary care physicians and pain specialists have been practicing without the benefit of consensus or  best-practice national standards," Dr. Harry Leider, Chief Medical Officer of Ameritox.  "We provided this grant and then stood aside to let this distinguished panel of experts propose what made the most sense for both physicians and their patients."

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 agai
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