Study on Prescription Drug Misuse and Updated CDC Opioid Guidance

Dr. Jeff Gudin, MD, Sr. Medical Advisor, Drug Monitoring and Toxicology at Quest Diagnostics discusses a report that he co-authored that found that one in two patients (49%) showed signs of prescription drug misuse in 2021 including use of amphetamines (stimulants, such as Adderall) which surged 5-fold over the last decade. He shares his views on avenues out of the drug crisis and talks about the updated CDC opioid guidance.

A renowned national expert, Dr. Gudin is board-certified in pain medicine, anesthesiology, addiction medicine, and hospice/palliative medicine, and is a medical acupuncturist. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Yale University School of Medicine and his fellowship at The Yale Center for Pain Management.

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