Helping Physicians Monitor Use of Prescription Drugs
While proper use of prescription drugs can save lives, a growing number is using them for recreational purposes, and this is becoming a serious public health and safety issue. In order to help ensure prescription drugs are used as they are intended, many physicians are turning to reliable prescription monitoring services to identify those who are contributing to the problem.
ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North utilizes state-of-the-art laboratory testing and reporting tools in order to ensure physicians are able to provide consistent quality care of patients suffering with chronic pain.
Aside from reducing the instances of misuse and abuse of strong medications, professional prescription drug testing can further assist physicians in making the best decisions on a clinical level.
We understand and are well-aware of the most commonly-abused medications on the market. From opioids and fentanyl to suboxone, methadone and more, we know what to be on the lookout for.
In the rehabilitation of opiate addiction, suboxone, an opiate-based narcotic, is often used. However, it can be abused when used outside of rehabilitation . . .
Similar to suboxone, methadone is an alternative to opiate pain medication and can be beneficial for those weaning themselves off of drug abuse . . .
OF THOSE AGES 12-25 HAVE ENGAGED IN USE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS NON-MEDICALLY IN THE PAST YEAR
OF FATALITIES ARE A RESULT OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
OF PATIENTS HAVE, IN THE PAST 30 DAYS, USED IN EXCESS OF FOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
The Effectiveness of Prescription Drug Control
Prescription drug innovation is one of the many wonders of modern science, and it allows patients the ability to lead normal lives in spite of debilitating disease and illness. However, as sales have increased significantly over the past 20 years, it has been the collaborative goal of physicians and community leaders to develop effective solutions to prevent abuse of painkillers. Most of the country is on board with this type of regulation as nearly all states have employed the utilization of various forms of monitoring programs to pinpoint potential abuse.
The efficiency of such programs has proven beneficial as studies have shown that, after just 12 months of implementation, an average reduction of 1.12 in opioid-linked overdose deaths per 100,000 population has resulted. As we learn more about how to further increase the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring, it’s expected by researchers that we can reduce overdose deaths by 600 annually (source).
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