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Proposal for illegal drug use screening

August 13, 2019 11:09 PM

Health experts say doctors should begin screening for drug use. 

The US preventive services task force recommends screening adult patients for illegal drug use - abuse of prescription medication. 

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This is the first time the task force is making this recommendation. 

Experts roughly 10% of adults use illegal drugs which is also a common cause of preventable death, injury and disability. 

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Muneib Chater

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