Podcasts


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.”

The podcast will cover:

  • What are dangerous drug combinations
  • What practitioners and the public need to know about them
  • How the drug combinations can work together to lead to side effects
    • Certain combinations predispose people to a greater risk of overdose and death
    • Can affect drug levels, creating a pharmacokinetic drug–drug interaction
    • May result in excessive sedation
  • How drug testing can help
    • A tool to identify dangerous drug combinations
    • Identifies metabolites unique to a substance

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