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by hedwards
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Value of pill/strip counts
Replies: 23
Views: 3098

We are physicians, not law enforcement, and the "war and drugs" is not the solution, it is most of the problem. I do random saliva drug screens. Very easy to observe, and cost ~$10. The only thing you'll discover with pill/film counts is the few really stupid patients in your practice. You can count...
by hedwards
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Value of pill/strip counts
Replies: 23
Views: 3098

"weeding out the resellers" And how did they get you to buy into the notion that that's an appropriate role for a physician?? Isn't that what DEA has failed miserably at? Having said that, no, you are not doing all you can to prevent diversion. You could make each patient take each dose in front of ...
by hedwards
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Value of pill/strip counts
Replies: 23
Views: 3098

"if/when it's taken off the market by the feds."

Imagine the total disaster if this were to happen. I'm not sure even the feds are stupid enuf to do that.
by hedwards
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: erectile dysfunction
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

An endocrinologist told me I should be ordering testosterone levels on all male pts and seems to believe that bupe is just as likely as agonists to lower levels. Is this standard practice?

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