Thursday, November 29, 2012

Contracts for Pain Meds?

Lindsay Tice
Sun Journal
November 18, 2012

In an effort to combat Maine’s high rate of prescription drug addiction, doctors are asking patients to sign a controlled-substances agreement that, in part, allows the doctor to ask for a blood or urine sample at any time to ensure patients are taking their pills, rather than selling them, and are taking those pills only.

Link: Pain Contracts – Unintended Consequences, Richard Payne, MD, The Bioethics Channel, April 29, 2010



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