Advantages of Urine Drug Testing
Part 1 - Prescription Drug Monitoring in Chronic Opioid Therapy: Employing Urine Drug Testing to Optimize Patient Outcomes
Prescription drug monitoring is an effective tool to help mitigate risks associated with opioid therapy such as misuse, abuse, overdose, and death. The most objective method of assessing medication adherence and misuse is urine drug testing. however, many clinicians are unsure how to best employ UDT.
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