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Routine Drug Screening Should Be Done in Primary Care Settings: Study

December 21, 2016

(UPI) – A new study by UCLA is calling for routine drug testing in primary care settings in areas where misuse of drugs is prevalent. Researchers found that 19.4 percent of people answering a computerized self-administered survey in community clinics in East Los Angeles admitted to moderate-to-high drug use. In Tijuana, Mexico, that number was 5.7 percent. Both findings were considerably higher than the results from household surveys reported.

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