All patients on long-term opioid therapy should have periodic urine drug tests (UDT). Medical experts agree that an annual UDT for all patients should be standard practice. Subsequent UDTs should be determined on an individual patient basis, at the discretion of the clinician. Before ordering a UDT, have a plan for responding to unexpected results. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/prescribing/CDC-DUIP-UrineDrugTesting_FactSheet-508.pdf
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