The Laboratory’s Role in Opioid Pain Medication Monitoring

  title={The Laboratory’s Role in Opioid Pain Medication Monitoring},
  author={Geza S. Bodor},
Opioid analgesics are the most potent pain medications therefore they are often used for the treatment of chronic malignant and non-malignant pain. Their strong addictive potential requires close monitoring of patients on opioid therapy for possible non-compliance with prescriptions, for drug diversion, and for proof of avoidance of non-prescribed or illicit opioids. Monitoring can be performed by urine drug screens or qualitative or quantitative drug confirmation assays. Natural, semi… CONTINUE READING

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