Navigation Links
New Evidence Points to a "Profits Over Efficacy" Approach to Drug Testing
Date:2/15/2012

second article followed in 2011 entitled "The Fourth Amendment and Random Drug Testing of People with Chronic Pain" published in the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy.  While interviewing a physician for a possible third article, Mr. Collen was told that doctors would likely conduct fewer drug screens as a result of Medicare having changed their reimbursement rules.  

"He explained to me that physicians were charging Medicare around $225 per test but now could only bill them at $20, and that doctors would have less incentive to drug test their pain patients," says Collen.

Collen began to search for evidence to support or refute these claims and the results are published in the Commentary article. "The lesson remains the same," Collen says, "profit-driven healthcare will always be inferior to evidence-based medicine."  

According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects 116 million American adults and costs the US economy approximately $600 billion per year. Mark Collen is a patient advocate and founder of PainExhibit.com.  His focus is on improving pain care and reducing the healthcare costs associated with chronic pain.

The Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy is published by Informa Healthcare.  


'/>"/>
SOURCE Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. GiiResearch.com: Computed Tomography (CT) Systems - Technological Advances and Positive Clinical Trial Evidences to Drive the Market
2. New FREEDOM Data Adds to Compelling Evidence in Support of More Frequent Home Hemodialysis with NxStage System One
3. Pearl Therapeutics Presents New Scientific Evidence Supporting Versatility of Its Novel Cosuspension MDI Platform
4. "Off-Label" Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Some Conditions Not Supported By Evidence
5. NxStage: NIH Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine Adds to Growing Body of Evidence in Support of More Frequent Hemodialysis
6. Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs
7. Elsevier CPM Resource Center to Integrate Evidence-Based Clinical Content Software at Providence Health & Services
8. AVAC Says Results of New PrEP Trials Provide Clear Evidence that Antiretroviral Drugs for Prevention Can Help End the AIDS Epidemic; Calls for Quick Action to Move Landmark HIV Prevention Results Toward Lifesaving Programs
9. Medco, United BioSource and Sanofi Signed Global Agreement to Improve Quality of Patient Care Through Real-World Evidence
10. Approved Biologic Therapies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Show Further Evidence of Efficacy and Reduction in Joint Damage at the 2011 European League Against Rheumatisms Congress
11. Latest Clinical Evidence Supports Promising Outlook for Low-Dose Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... new market research report is available in its ... Electronic Medical Records http://www.reportlinker.com/p0833392/EMR-2014-The-Market-for-Electronic-Medical-Records.html ... fast-changing market for electronic medical records (EMR) for ... a comprehensive report of our findings. Our report ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Glenmark ... Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), announces the discovery ... novel clinical development candidate, GBR 1302, a HER2xCD3 ... by the Glenmark Biologics Research Centre located in ... 1302 is based on Glenmark,s innovative BEAT antibody ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Tenn. , Aug. 19, 2014   ... provide its patient experience technology to ... Under the five-year agreement, CarePoint Health will deploy ... Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University ... offers a range of software solutions to help ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 2EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 3EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 4EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 5EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 6EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 7EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 8Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 2Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 3Lincor Announces Agreement With CarePoint Health For State-Of-The-Art Patient Engagement Technology 2
... 13 As biotechnology,pharmaceutical and medical device companies ... other parts of the world, such as Asia,Eastern ... firms, efforts to do business, according to an ... 2008 Clinical Trials Risk Map provides,those companies a ...
... MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Aug. 13 Diakron Pharmaceuticals,Inc. ... agreement for a,novel investigational oral anticoagulant drug candidate ... Merck & Co. Inc. Under the,terms of the ... and,if approved, market and distribute the compound worldwide., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders 2Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders 3Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders 4Diakron Licenses Anticoagulant Drug Candidate from Merck & Co., Inc. 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... and architecture firm Perkins Eastman is pleased ... and design services in China and ... internationally recognized Principal Richard Sprow AIA has ... continue his 40-year career in healthcare planning and design ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... deadliest infectious diseases in the world, killing one to ... tuberculosis have long debated its origins. New research shows ... seals and sea lions that brought the disease to ... before Europeans landed on the continent. , The paper, ... New World Human Tuberculosis," was published in Nature ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new ... salmon encounter turbulent, fast-moving water such as rapids ... upstream using a behaviour known as "burst swimming" that ... sockeye passed through extremely fast-moving water, we started to ... spawning grounds," said Nicholas Burnett, a research biologist at ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... the use of power morcellators ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/ ) ... notes that two U.S. Senators from New York are ... seek a recall of the devices. In a letter ... both Democrats, also implored the agency to seriously consider ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014) Research from Columbia University Medical Center ... stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using ... for the disease. The study was conducted by the ... Duan Chen, MD, PhD, in Norway and is published ... , "Scientists have long observed that human and mouse ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China 2Health News:Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China 3Health News:New research shows seals and sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans 2Health News:New research shows seals and sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans 3Health News:Salmon forced to 'sprint' less likely to survive migration 2Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Senators’ Letter Seeking FDA Morcellator Recall 2Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Senators’ Letter Seeking FDA Morcellator Recall 3Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Senators’ Letter Seeking FDA Morcellator Recall 4Health News:Severing nerves may shrink stomach cancers: Botox injections slow growth of tumors in mice 2
... President , , EAST ... SVNT ) today announced that its Board ... Committee")to oversee the regulatory and pre-launch activities for the ... comprised of independent Board members Lee S. Simon, M.D. ...
... CITY, Nov. 19 UCN, Inc.,(Nasdaq: UCNN ), ... one year renewable agreement for inContact(R) with a leading,healthcare provider ... , This new customer ... Response) solution with call routing between two of the company,s,contact ...
... Stayhealthy, Inc. and EF,Recovery announced today that they ... Fire Rescue Wellness Corporation to bring,revolutionary health and fitness ... "The health and safety of our ... Fire Chief of South Kitsap Fire Rescue. "As our ...
... This month the hit television,show ,Living in Style, ... in Style, is a half-hour news magazine television,series and ... clinically,proven ability to reduce body fat and increase lean ... premier brand of health supplements to,the consumer and utilizes ...
... People in the middle of,separation or divorce ... traditions are shattered; the hope and joy that ... depression. This year,s,economic downturn will add even more ... facing already-difficult financial circumstances. , ...
... LONDON, Nov. 19 With issues around patient comfort ... need to,consider patients, relief and welfare. This is leading ... are being used for a greater,number of patients and ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 2Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 3Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 4Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 5Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 6Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 7Health News:Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase 8Health News:Leading Healthcare Provider Signs Agreement With UCN for inContact 2Health News:Washington Fire Firefighters Launch First of Its Kind Pilot Program on Health and Fitness 2Health News:Washington Fire Firefighters Launch First of Its Kind Pilot Program on Health and Fitness 3Health News:Clarinol(TM) CLA and Puregels(R) Featured on Hit Television Show 'Living in Style' 2Health News:Clarinol(TM) CLA and Puregels(R) Featured on Hit Television Show 'Living in Style' 3Health News:Holiday Season Amplifies Hurt of Separation and Divorce: Economic Woes Add to Pressure 2Health News:Patient Temperature Management Systems Enjoying Wider Usage 2Health News:Patient Temperature Management Systems Enjoying Wider Usage 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: