Patients “Fired” for Misinterpreted Urine Drug Tests


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O Tempora! O Mores! – A Draconian Practice in American Pain Management | National Pain Report

Last week I received an email from a chronic pain sufferer, a woman who’d just been “fired” by her PCP who had been treating her chronic pain syndrome.

This woman, let’s call her Rose…related a story of five years on chronic opioid therapy (COT). Her current regimen consisted solely of extended release oxycodone.  Codeine reduced her pain and Rose’s was again under control until a few months later, when she was administered a random UDT.

Her test result came back positive for hydrocodone.  

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I'm a sleep deprived antique dealer with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, diabetes & more. Love hubby, cats, books & humor! Avid tea drinker. Poker player. Pain fighter.
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