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  • Published in Pain physician 2003

A comparative evaluation of illicit drug use in patients with or without controlled substance abuse in interventional pain management.

@article{Manchikanti2003ACE,
  title={A comparative evaluation of illicit drug use in patients with or without controlled substance abuse in interventional pain management.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Kim S. Damron and Carla D Beyer and Vidyasagar Pampati},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          281-5
        }
}
The prevalence of illicit drug use by patients in a chronic pain management practice who concomitantly abuse prescription-controlled substances is not known. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of illicit drug use by patients in an interventional pain management practice, based on whether or not there was evidence of simultaneous abuse of prescription drugs. One hundred and fifty patients in an interventional pain management practice who were prescribed controlled… CONTINUE READING

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