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Attending PAINWeek® in Las Vegas?

Visit us at Booth 311 and get a sneak peek at our Health Trends™: Drug Misuse in America 2018 report

Health Trends™: Drug Misuse in America 2018, a Quest Diagnostics report, presents findings from analysis of more than 3.9 million de-identified aggregated clinical drug monitoring tests performed by Quest Diagnostics on patients in all 50 states and D.C. between 2011 and 2017. To our knowledge, this report is the largest of its kind to provide current insights into prescription and illicit drug use and misuse in the United States based on laboratory insights.

For clinicians, drug monitoring can provide insights into possible forms of misuse including: substance use disorders, dangerous drug combinations, incomplete treatment, and/or “diversion” – instances where the prescribed drug is not found in the patient’s specimen, suggesting the patient is possibly filling the prescription but may be diverting the drug to others or opted not to take it.

Don’t wait - stop by Booth 311 at PAINWeek, September 5-7 and gain new insights into the evolving patterns in drug misuse.