Providing Physicians the Help They Need to Monitor Use of Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs offer the relief and often life-saving support patients need. However, there are those who take advantage of these medications, and these occurrences are quickly becoming a serious safety and public health problem. To best ensure these drugs are being used in the way physicians intend, a growing number are turning to prescription monitoring.
ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC utilizes the latest equipment and processes in the industry to test and report information that physicians need in order to make ethical decisions while keeping the proper care of chronic pain patients in mind.
Using our services, physicians can feel confident that their clinical decisions are the best ones for their patients, and we help them keep the occurrences of misuse and subsequent abuse minimal.
Our technicians know what to look for in prescription drug abuse, and we offer testing for a wide variety including:
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A member of the opiate family, suboxone is primarily used in opiate addiction rehabilitation . . .
Methadone is an opioid that’s proven beneficial in helping those with opioid dependency to safely detoxify. . .
OF PEOPLE AGES 12-25 HAVE, IN THE PAST YEAR, ABUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
OF DEATHS BY OVERDOSE ARE RESULTANT OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTION MISUSE
OF PATIENTS HAVE USED IN EXCESS OF FOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE PAST 30 DAYS
Prescription Drug Monitoring: The Numbers Show It Works
Prescription drug sales in our country have risen over the past two decades, and this is mostly because they prove effective in pain management. Unfortunately, they have also attracted the wrong kind of attention of those with addictive personalities, and this has resulted in a corresponding rise in overdose deaths. It’s up to caring physicians and community leaders to collaborate and introduce programs to slow opioid painkiller misuse.
Nearly every state in the country has prescription drug monitoring programs in place designed to recognize the signs of prescription drug abuse, and research shows it’s proven effective.
Following implementation, these programs typically reduce 1.12 per 100,000 opioid overdose fatalities after just one year of being introduced to the communities they serve. As we learn more about abuse and its signs, researchers expect that we can reduce annual deaths by 600 (source).
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