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2021 Mar

Pain Physician



Trends in Urine Drug Monitoring Among Persons Receiving Long-Term Opioids and Persons with Opioid Use Disorder in the United States.


Sohn M, Talbert JC, Huang Z, Oser C, Freeman PR
Pain Physician. 2021 Mar; 24(2):E249-E256.
PMID: 33740362.


Practice guidelines recommend urine drug monitoring (UDM) at least annually in the setting of chronic opioid therapy as an objective assessment of substance use. However, empirical evidence on who gets tested and how often testing occurs is lacking.