Navigation Links
Prescription Drug Misuse Remains at Alarming Levels, According to National Study by Quest Diagnostics
Date:4/3/2013

ed for a noteworthy decline in misuse rates in 2012 compared to 2011, this was not the case," said Harvey W. Kaufman , M.D., senior medical director, Quest Diagnostics. "Not only is prescription drug misuse potentially dangerous for patients, it also contributes to healthcare waste and illegal activity. Our data underscores our nation's need for better solutions for promoting responsible use of prescription drugs."

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes 22,134 deaths in 2010 to prescription drug overdoses, a four-fold increase from 1999. 

Quest Diagnostics is a leader in prescription and workplace drug monitoring by diagnostic testing. The company's Drug Testing Index™ is widely considered a benchmark in national trends of drug use by American workers. The company extended its drug monitoring services with the addition of a new portfolio of prescription drug monitoring services for clinicians in 2010.

Study Strengths and Limitations
The study's strengths are its size and national scope; use of an objective laboratory method, versus surveys or polls, which may be subject to user misrepresentation or error; confirmation of all positive drug screens by mass spectrometry, the most advanced drug testing method; and inclusion of patients under care by clinicians in a primary care or pain-management setting, but exclusion of those in drug rehabilitation or addiction treatment settings, where unusually high rates of drug misuse may be expected. 

Study limitations include geographic disparities; inability to confirm drug misuse through access to medical records or clinical evaluation; and technological factors and patient variations, such as drug metabolism and hydration state, that may affect the reliability of a minority of results. Quest Diagnostics does not provide services to all clinicians in the U.S., so results are not broadly representative of all
'/>"/>

SOURCE Quest Diagnostics
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network support the Drug Enforcement Administrations Nationwide Prescription "Drug Take-Back Day"
2. Kmart® Launches New Pet Prescription Program And Purina® Treat Giveaway
3. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Endorses Senate Version of Prescription Drug User Fee Act After Patient Voice Strengthened
4. American Society of Hematology Statement on Senate Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)
5. PeaceHealth Laboratories New Patent Addresses a Leading Cause of Death: Prescription Drug Abuse
6. American Society of Hematology Statement on House Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)
7. Partnership Aims to Prevent Students from Misusing Prescription Drugs
8. Medbox, Inc. Weighs-in on FDA Evaluation of Prescription Medicine Dispensing Systems
9. New Video, Website Help Health Plan Sponsors, Patients and Policy Makers Maximize Prescription Drug Benefits, Reduce Wasteful Spending
10. President Obama Signs Landmark Accessible Prescription Drug Label Bill
11. Protected Classes Prescription Drug Mandates Would Hike Small Business Costs, Drug Company Profits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 Heptares ... is delighted to announce that the Malcolm Campbell ... Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall ... (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal contributions to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced ... the quarter was $423.0 million, a 10 percent increase compared ... increase on a constant currency basis). Net income was $91.2 ... ended December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Increasing sophistication among ... consolidation of localization purchasing in 2015, says Moravia ... to a recent study by market research firm Common ... single-source solution for their translation and localization needs. "From ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
... Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the ... today announced that it has filed its Form 10-Q for ... Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company provided an update on ... Year-to-date shipment volumes increased 93% compared to the ...
... 2011 China Nuvo Solar Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: CNUV) ... its previously announced stocking distributors, OptiMedical Corp. ("OptiMedical") is ... order and as a result has revised its forecast ... end of 2012. Additionally, the Company is negotiating with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 2InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 3InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 4InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 5InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 6InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 7China Nuvo Solar Target Acquisition SurgLine Updates OptiMedical Corp.'s Sales Forecast in Excess of $10,000,000 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining the main features ... , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers find the best ... call an agent or visit an agency for price information. ... http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who relies heavily on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) ... for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, ... Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 Life ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 EBSCO ... (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to ... around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals ... a sales agent for The JAMA Network. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Step into a macabre world ... Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, the Museum’s latest featured ... 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of a ... uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between botanicals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... in four teenagers who had meningitis during infancy will not ... in Archives of Disease in Childhood. ,The findings ... year olds across England and Wales, 461 of whom had ... ,The children were all taking part in a long ...
... Scientists of University College London have conducted a study ... is indeed responsible// for dyscalculia or in ... hope the findings will aid in the diagnosis and ... ,Dyscalculia is just as prevalent in the population as ...
... the Victorian disease tuberculosis is on the march. Figures released by ... percent in number of TB cases over the last year. ... on the 24th of March, are provisional and relate ... account for the highest proportion of cases (42 percent) but the ...
... Steriani Elavsky, women passing through their menopause are reported to ... improvements in heart and respiratory fitness are said to have ... ,This research was carried out on 164 inactive menopausal ... basis. One group was assigned to perform Yoga while the ...
... junior doctors' has been reduced in order to increase their ... medics found that cutting down working hours alone is not ... of rotas was essential. ,The Occupational and Environmental ... Auckland universities in New Zealand. ,In the UK, ...
... that the odds of firefighters dying from coronary heart disease ... 100 times higher than during non-emergency duties such as rescuing ... Harvard Medical School and colleagues say episodic physical and psychological ... of physical fitness appeared responsible for it. ,Even though ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reason Behind Dyscalculia Revealed 2Health News:TB Cases on the Rise 2Health News:Rest for Doctors to Ensure Patients’ Safet 2Health News:New Study Reveals That Firefighters Are Prone To Heart Attack 2
Specially designed wider jaws to help split soft nucleus, cross action, round handle, maximum opening 2.8 mm....
Irrigating nucleus chopper, tip angled 30 to side wedge shaped inferior edge with blunt tip and front notch for engaging iris end opening, 19 gauge. For use in the right hand....
Irrigating nucleus chopper, 0.6 mm dual sideports, 20 gauge. For the right handed surgeon....
Phaco chopper, a combination of a Sinskey hook and a pointed "quick chop" tip....
Medicine Products: