Assessment of the Drug Taking Behavior with the Added Objectivity of UDT

Current risk-assessment tools and psychological evaluations in risk stratification of the use of opioids are insufficient without the objectivity in evaluating appropriate and inappropriate drug use. UDT can be used in these situations as a risk-assessment and compliance tool. Prescription monitoring programs with the use of UDT for all patients on COT (Chronic Opioid Therapy) is becoming increasingly important.