Injectable Medications and Working with Law Enforcement in Medicine
OCTOBER 14, 2016
Injectable medications are being used for everything from chronic pain to cancer related pain. While doctors are working to help their patients manage their symptoms they are also keeping a close eye on potential abuse and illegal activity with the medication.
Even the most seasoned veterans in the pain management field can be fooled by a patient looking to make money from their medications rather than use the treatments to help manage their pain, according to John Stamatos, MD, from the Northwell Health System. Stamatos said those patients are fewer and further between these days as doctors and law enforcement work closer together in the effort of limiting instances like these from happening.