Coe Management Group offers Prescription Management Drug-Testing to verify that patients are taking their medication as prescribed.
11% of Americans experience chronic pain, and prescription medication is usually given as a way for these people to manage their pain so they can live normal lives. However, many people abuse these prescription medications.
In 2013, there were 16,000 opioid-related overdose deaths
About 2 million people abused or were dependent on prescription drugs in 2013
In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every adult in the United States to have a bottle
Opioid pain medication use presents serious risks, including overdose and opioid use disorder.
The CDC recommends that all patients on long-term opioid therapy should have periodic and random drug tests to ensure that they are taking their recommended doses and are not taking different, non-prescribed medication or illegal substances.