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Patient FAQs & Additional Resources

 FAQs for Your Patients (download & print)

 Videos (View)

  • Why Every Physician Needs to Integrate Clinical Drug Monitoring into their Practice 
  • How to Set the Stage for a Clinical Drug Monitoring Program with Your Patient 
  • How to Share Clinical Drug Monitoring Results with Your Patient 

 Additional Resources



Guidelines that call for clinical drug monitoring and testing in patients


Peer support for clinical drug monitoring and testing in patients

  • “Rational Urine Drug Monitoring in Patients Receiving Opioids for Chronic Pain: Consensus Recommendations,” by Argoff CE, Alford DP, Fudin J, et al, 2017.  
  • “Urine drug testing in clinical practice: The art and science of patient care,” by Gourlay D, Heit H, Caplan Y at the Center for Independent Healthcare Education, 2015. 
  • “Urine drug testing: current recommendations and best practices,” by Owen GT, Burton AW, Schade CM, Passik S, 2012. 

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Last updated on: May 26, 2021
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