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New Research: Nationwide Report Shows Prescribed Drugs Not Detected in More Than One-Third of Pain Patient Samples
Date:6/20/2013

BALTIMORE, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report issued today by Ameritox, the nation's leader in pain medication monitoring, revealed that more than one-third (35.9 percent) of samples collected from patients prescribed opioid medications for chronic pain management last year did not contain their prescribed drug, an increase from the 31 percent found in similar research released in October 2010.

In both the 2010 and 2012 surveys, Ameritox analyzed samples from more than half a million patients collected over a twelve-month period. The samples used in the 2012 report came from approximately 527,000 individual patients from all 50 states.

"It appears that the epidemic of prescription pain medication abuse is worsening," said Ameritox Chief Executive Scott Walton. "Medication monitoring helps doctors discern medication use, but monitoring alone won't solve the problem. The front line in the battle against pain medication abuse and addiction is at the clinical level, and we will be vigilant in equipping doctors with the best possible tools to face this challenge head on."

Kathryn Bronstein, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Ameritox, said that the data underscores the importance of medication monitoring. "There is no doubt that pain medication is critical to the care millions of individuals receive across the country. For many people living with chronic pain, these medicines are the only option for relief of their symptoms. But they must be used correctly to be used safely."

This most recent survey showed that the District of Columbia (47.8 percent), Michigan (45.8 percent), Georgia (45.8 percent), South Carolina (45.7 percent) and Missouri (44.1 percent) had the highest percentage of tests that failed to show the
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