2017 Health Trends Report
The 2017 Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ report provides insights on managing the drug epidemic in the United States.
The sixth edition of the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Prescription Drug Monitoring Report: Prescription Drug Misuse in America examines patterns and trends in prescription drug use and misuse based on an analysis of 3.4 million de-identified results of laboratory tests performed by Quest Diagnostics between 2011 and 2016. Quest Diagnostics provides laboratory testing services that help healthcare providers identify appropriate and inappropriate use of several widely prescribed, but abuse-prone drugs, including opioids and other pain medications, and central nervous system depressant medications. The services also help healthcare providers identify use of illicit drugs, including marijuana (which remains a Drug Enforcement Agency Schedule I drug), cocaine, and heroin.
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