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Numerous studies show urine drug testing a critical tool in treatment of chronic noncancer pain.

@article{Gilbert2010NumerousSS,
  title={Numerous studies show urine drug testing a critical tool in treatment of chronic noncancer pain.},
  author={J. Gilbert},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          503; author reply 504
        }
}
To The ediTor: I read with interest the article by Pesce et al entitled An Evaluation of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Versus Immunoassay Drug Testing in Pain Patients: (Pain Physician 2010; 13:273-281). Numerous studies have shown that urine drug testing is a critical tool in the universal precautions used in the treatment of chronic noncancer pain patients and this study highlights some of the complexities therein (1-3). The authors conducted an… Expand

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