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Preventing Addictions Requires Detecting Misuse


October 31, 2019 Monitoring patients for signs of opioid misuse helps healthcare providers intervene early to prevent addiction and overdose. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and most states call for regular monitoring of the 32 million patients who are prescribed opioid therapy, yet 30% of patients with aberrant drug-taking behaviors are never identified.1 A majority of guidelines include regular prescription drug monitoring program…
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