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Contributing Factors to the Skyrocketing Drug Misuse Epidemic in the US

Objectives for the podcast include:

  • Hear results from the recent Quest Diagnostics Health Trends report which combines data from a Harris Poll survey of over 500 primary care physicians, with results of clinical drug laboratory testing performed by Quest Diagnostics across the US
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the contributing factors to the significant surge in drug overdose deaths that we have seen in the US
  • Learn about barriers health professionals face in their ability to monitor and intervene with their patients at risk for drug misuse

To listen to other podcasts in our Topics in Drug Testing series or learn more about the comprehensive drug testing offering from Quest Diagnostics, please visit There you will find our Drug Monitoring Test Directory, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics, we are committed to providing you results and insight to support your clinical decisions.

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Author(s): Gudin J, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Drug Monitoring and Tozicology, Quest Diagnostics and Kain J, PharmD, Director, Medical Science Liasion, Quest Diagnostics