Podcasts

Topics in Drug Testing


 

Topics in Drug Testing from Quest Diagnostics. Tune in for expert insights on the latest in toxicology and drug testing.
Discussions with Les Edinboro, PhD, F-ABT, Jeffrey Gudin, MD and Jack Kain, PharmD


 

Implementing a Drug Monitoring Protocol in your practice

Author(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J, Suomala, J
Date: Monday, June 07, 2021
Specialties: Prescription Drug Monitoring, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Today’s podcast discussion will focus on appropriate steps to take to implement an effective Drug Monitoring Protocol in your practice. Key information shared will include: Some of the key challenges facing clinicians today Important steps to take for implementing a responsible drug monitoring protocol How Quest can help Read more 

Alternative Specimen Collection Options

Author(s): Gudin, J, Suomala, J
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Specialties: COVID-19, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Today’s podcast discussion will focus on the importance of drug monitoring and the benefits of “alternative” sample collection options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key information shared will include: - How clinical drug monitoring is a critical tool to help assess prescription compliance with controlled substances and help identify drug misuse - Situations, including the COVID-19 pandemic, when in-office collection isn't always possible - Quest Diagnostics’ offerings for alternative specimen collection options, including: - Self /At-Home collection - Patient Service Center collection - How alternative collection options can help ensure your patients get the testing they need Read more 

The epidemic within the pandemic

Author(s): Gudin, J, Niles, JK
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Specialties: COVID-19, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Today’s podcast will share results of a recent Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ publication, The Opioid Epidemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic: Drug Monitoring in 2020, which was published in the October 2020 edition of Population Health Management. The study objective was to better understand the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the drug epidemic in the US. To achieve this objective, investigators analyzed urine specimen results from an analytic cohort of 872,762 specimens from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Findings demonstrated significant changes in prescription drug monitoring and positivity rates for many drugs of concern. Important study results and conclusions is discussed in this podcast episode. Read more 

Drug Testing for Stimulants

Author(s): Edinboro, L, Gudin, J
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Specialties: Prescription Drug Monitoring, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Today’s podcast will cover drug testing for stimulants and will highlight some of the challenges in results interpretation for this class of drugs. Important information shared during the discussion will include: - What is classified as a stimulant - Analysis of Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, and MDMA - Interpretation challenges - Synthetic stimulants - The role of clinical drug monitoring Read more 

Drug Monitoring in Behavioral Health and during times of crisis

Author(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Specialties: Toxicology/Pain Management, Prescription Drug Monitoring
Description: Today’s podcast will cover the role of clinical drug monitoring in Behavioral Health and during times of crisis. Important information shared will include: - Mental Health disorders, diagnosis and prevalence - The challenge of medication adherence in mental health treatment - The impact of crises on the treatment of patients with mental health conditions - The role of clinical drug monitoring Read more 

Drug Misuse in America 2019

Author(s): Gudin, J, Niles, JK
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Specialties: Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics senior medical advisor, Drug Monitoring and Toxicology, Dr Jeff Gudin, and Justin Niles, lead medical informatics analyst for Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™. Read more 

Kratom: Identifying “a drug of concern”

Author(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J
Date: Monday, August 03, 2020
Specialties: Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Jack Kain, PharmD, Quest Diagnostics medical science liaison, and Jeff Gudin, MD, senior medical advisor, Quest Diagnostics drug monitoring. Drs Kain and Gudin will be discussing “testing for kratom.” Read more 

Why and When to Use Oral Fluid Testing

Author(s): Edinboro, L, Gudin, J
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Specialties: Prescription Drug Monitoring, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “Topics in Drug Testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Les Edinboro, PhD, Quest Diagnostics executive science director, toxicology and drug monitoring, and Jeff Gudin, MD, senior medical advisor Quest Diagnostics drug monitoring. Drs Edinboro and Gudin will be discussing “Why and When to Use Oral Fluid Testing.” Read more 

Dangerous Drug Combinations

Author(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Specialties: Prescription Drug Monitoring, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “Topics in Drug Testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. Drs Gudin and Kain will be discussing “Dangerous Drug Combinations.” Read more 

Screening for Alcohol Use in Pain Management and Primary Care: It’s About Time

Author(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Specialties: Prescription Drug Monitoring, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “Topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. Drs Gudin and Kain will be discussing “Screening for alcohol use in pain management and primary care.” Read more 

Patients with Substance Use Disorders in Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT)

Author(s): Gudin, J
Date: Thursday, March 05, 2020
Specialties: Toxicology/Pain Management, Prescription Drug Monitoring
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “Topics in Drug Testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin, and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. They will be discussing drug testing for patients with substance use disorders in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Read more 

Drug Testing Your Patients for Marijuana

Author(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J
Date: Friday, March 01, 2019
Specialties: Prescription Drug Monitoring, Toxicology/Pain Management
Description: Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin, and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. They will be discussing drug testing your patients for marijuana. Read more