Prescription Drug Monitoring

As a leading drug testing provider, Quest Diagnostics performs millions of drug tests annually. Learn more about the most common reasons for testing, including pre-employment, random, and DOT as well as best practices for patient compliance and comprehensive research on drug misuse across the nation.
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Prescription Drug Monitoring
Health Trends™ Report

Health Trends™ Drug Misuse in America 2019—Physician Perspectives and Diagnostic Insights into the Evolving Drug Crisis The annual report from Quest Diagnostics presents findings from analysis of more than 4.4 million de-identified aggregated clinical drug monitoring tests performed by Quest Diagnostics for patients from all 50 states and District of Columbia from 2011 through 2018. The report also incorporates findings from a survey conducted by The Harris Poll, commissioned by Quest Diagnostics and Center of Addiction, of 500 primary care physicians in the United States...

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2019 +
Clinical
Education Article

Tackling the polypharmacy problem in chronic care management Polypharmacy, the use of multiple medications, is a particular concern for older patients and their clinicians; the greater the number of medications prescribed, the greater the likelihood that issues will be present...

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2018 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Drug misuse and Hepatitis C virus infection profiles for three generations of patients being monitored for prescription drug adherence A retrospective study looked at prescription drug consistency and HCV patient test results to quantify the relationship between illicit/prescription drug misuse and HCV infection in 3 population generations: baby boomers (born 1945-1965, inclusive), pre-baby boomers, and post-baby boomers...

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2019 +
Health Trends™ Report

Drug Testing Index™ 2017: A comprehensive analysis of workplace drug use trends Cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine use is up broadly among United States workforce across multiple specimen types and testing populations...

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2017 +
Health Trends™ Report

Drug Testing Index™ 2018: A comprehensive analysis of workplace drug use trends The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index (DTI) reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the American workforce. Published annually for 30 years, the Drug Testing Index examines positivity rates for workplace drugs tested by the company on behalf of employers...

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2018 +
Health Trends™ Report

Health Trends™: Drug Misuse in America 2018—Diagnostic Insights from Clinical Drug Monitoring into the Opioid Epidemic In this report, we provide findings from analysis of more than 3.9 million de-identified, aggregated clinical drug monitoring tests performed by Quest Diagnostics for patients in all 50 states and D.C....

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2018 +
Health Trends™ Report

Health Trends™ Drug Misuse in America 2017—Diagnostic Insights into the Growing Drug Epidemic The growth in opioid abuse has been called an epidemic, and for good reason: Between 2014 and 2015, overdose drug deaths in the United States increased by 11%, from 47,055 to 52,404, primarily driven by heroin and synthetic opioids...

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2017 +
Health Trends™ Report

Health Trends™ Drug Misuse in America 2016—Diagnostic Insights into the Continuing Drug Epidemic Battle In this report, Quest medical and scientific experts analyzed a national sample of 3,143,739 de-identified patient test results performed over a recent five-year period...

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2016 +
Health Trends™ Report

Infographic: Prescription Medication Misuse Studies show that the majority of patients taking prescription medications are misusing them. Get the facts here...

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2017 +
Health Trends™ Report

Health Trends™ Drug Misuse in America 2015—Diagnostic Insights into the Continuing Drug Epidemic Battle Our 2015 report builds on our prior research and continues to confirm high rates of inconsistent test results among patients prescribed pain medications, spanning all age ranges and both genders.

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2015 +
Health Trends™ Report

Prescription Drug Misuse in America: Diagnostic Insights into Managing the Drug Epidemic The abuse of prescription painkillers and narcotics has grown into a bona fide public health crisis, affecting virtually every state, city and small town in the United States. Nearly half of the roughly 40,000 drug overdose deaths...

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2014 +
Health Trends™ Report

Prescription Drug Misuse in America 2013—A report on marijuana and prescription drugs This Quest Diagnostics Health Trends report focuses on the role of marijuana in the use, and misuse, of prescription and other illicit drugs, based on de-identified results of patients tested by Quest Diagnostics in 2011 and 2012.

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2013 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Concurrent Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Evaluation of Prescription Drug Monitoring by a United States Laboratory Since 2000, the rate of opioid deaths in the United States has tripled. Drug overdose deaths rose to the highest level ever recorded in 2015 and may have risen since...

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2017 +
Research
Findings Map

Drug Testing Index™: Overall Positivity Rate in 2018 This interactive map shows urine drug test positivity in the United States. Search by zip code for a comprehensive analysis of workforce drug use trends...

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2018 +
Research
Findings Article

Prescription Drug Monitoring Physicians must know what drugs are in a patient’s system, prescribed or not. A discussion on the origins of the opioid epidemic and the benefits of comprehensively monitoring prescription drug use with urine testing...

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2018 +
Research
Findings Article

Workforce Drug Positivity Rises by Double-Digits in Almost One-Third of US Industry Sectors Examined, According to New Quest Diagnostics Analysis Drug use by the US workforce increased each year according to data from more than 10 million urine drug test results performed by Quest Diagnostics...

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2018 +
Testing
Guide

Reasons for drug testing Drug testing can help to improve employee morale and productivity while decreasing absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, and theft. Understanding when to test is directly linked to which drug testing solution your organization should select. This resource page explores...

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2019 +
Testing
Guide

Powering Efficient Behavioral Health Care Services Streamlining behavioral health care decisions through comprehensive and efficient drug monitoring...

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2016 +
Testing
Guide

Battling an unprecedented epidemic Battling an unprecedented epidemic, this guide provides helpful insights into protecting your patients from medication misuse...

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2016 +
Testing
Guide

Prescription Drug Monitoring Reference Guide In-depth reference guide for prescription drug monitoring, tests, and services...

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2018 +
Testing
Guide

Prescription Drug Monitoring and Toxicity: ICD-10-CM Resource Guide Guidelines for International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System...

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2017 +

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