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Why are urine tests so necessary when on methadone?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Other drugs
To see if you are taking the medicaton and not taking any other abusive medicatons with it.

In brief: Other drugs
To see if you are taking the medicaton and not taking any other abusive medicatons with it.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
In brief: Safety
Any patient on chronic opioids should have random urine tests.
This is both a medical and legal issue and a national standard of care. Once a patient has been completely compliant for months/years then frequency can be decreased. If a patient has a bad outcome on these medications and the md didn't do proper surveillance for risky behaviors the md is likely to be a target of dea and lawyers.

In brief: Safety
Any patient on chronic opioids should have random urine tests.
This is both a medical and legal issue and a national standard of care. Once a patient has been completely compliant for months/years then frequency can be decreased. If a patient has a bad outcome on these medications and the md didn't do proper surveillance for risky behaviors the md is likely to be a target of dea and lawyers.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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