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Millennium Laboratories to Provide UnitedHealthcare's Nationwide Network of Physicians Drug Monitoring and Pain Management Services
Date:1/12/2011

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of therapeutic drug monitoring and education to physicians and staff treating chronic pain, announced it will provide pain management and therapeutic drug monitoring services to physicians participating in UnitedHealthcare's national care provider network.

Beginning Feb. 1, Millennium Laboratories will provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art therapeutic drug monitoring services and tools to help physicians better manage patients' pain. In addition, services include helping doctors comply with pain medication regimens.

"Millennium is honored to be chosen by UnitedHealthcare as a participating provider of quality pain management services," said Howard Appel, President of Millennium Laboratories.  "As a leader in this field, we are proud to partner with UnitedHealthcare to bring cost-effective solutions to pain management clinicians and the approximately 25 million individuals that UnitedHealthcare serves across the nation."

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 5,000 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About Millennium Laboratories

Millennium Laboratories, Inc. is a national, research-based medication monitoring company whose test panels, technology, customer support, educational resources and experts are specifically focused on clinicians who treat chronic pain. The company has the only major Urine Drug Testing (UDT) laboratory exclusively utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology, Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).  This allows Millennium to provide the fastest turn-around time in the industry for determining the presence and precise levels of drugs in a patient's urine, usually in one business day.

Millennium is the only reference laboratory certified as a training facility for clinical toxicologist scientists and operates as a unique research component of the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) doctoral program in Pharmacy. Millennium serves as an industry, government and payer educator and a compassionate advocate for pain sufferers throughout the United States. The company is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving the Gold Seal of Approval™ for healthcare quality and safety.

As part of the company's commitment to pain management research and education, Millennium Laboratories established the Millennium Research Institute (MRI), a non-profit, national research center that conducts and disseminates original research focused on improving the experiences of people suffering from pain and pain-related disorders. MRI maintains several national academic partnerships and supports collaborative research by accessing Millennium Laboratories' unique database representing the U.S. pain population.  For more information, visit the Millennium Laboratories website, www.becausepainmatters.com


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