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    is it a law that your dr. give you a ua before prescribing contr
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    ree2please posted:
    The last several times I went to Dr. ,he gave me ua . Is this a new law?
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    cweinbl responded:
    NO. There is no law that requires physicians to administer a drug analysis test before prescribing a narcotic. Many internists and family physicians will not ask a patient that they trust to undergo a UA or a blood test.

    That being said, many pain managemnt physicians, particularly in larger pain clinics, will require all patients to undergo routine blood and/or urine tests to determine if they have other drugs in their system. It is also a way to determine if the patient is selling their narcotic, rather than using it. In such large clinics, it goes beyond trust as a standardized rule for all patients.

    As long as you take your medication as prescribed (rather than sell it), and you are not using illegal drugs with it, you have nothing to fear. Right?


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