Tag: Opioids

Opioid Breathalyzer Test Developed

October 04, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor Chronic pain patients have grown accustomed having their urine — and sometimes their blood and hair – analyzed for opioids and other drugs. Someday soon they could be taking opioid breathalyzer tests. In a small pilot study, researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed and…

‘Things Went Too Far’: Minnesota Doctors Keeping Closer Eye On Opioid Prescriptions By Liz Collin September 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota doctors are keeping a closer eye on drugs they prescribe patients during the opioid crisis. Physicians checked the state’s prescription monitoring program more than 240,000 times last month. That’s an 80%…