Ameritox researchers presented data in May 2012 at the American Pain Society’s 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, analyzing 725,679 urine drug monitoring samples from chronic pain patients aged 50 and older. Data showed:
- Almost one-third (31.8 percent) lacked the physician-prescribed pain medication in clinically sampled urine
- More than a quarter (28 percent) of patients’ samples contained a prescription drug not prescribed by the doctor ordering the monitoring test.
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