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(Sigh) I failed my PM drug test



  • While I am not an expert I believe that the standard drug tests given in the office cannot distinguish between opiates. The confirmation tests and some of the more expensive tests can. Also, if this doctor prescribed the medicine that you took you really need to talk to him if you haven't already. Also, if you are willing to submit to a pill count which I assume is your oxycodone, why did you take the hydrocodone to begin with? Go to his office, with or without an appointment and bring all of your medicine.
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,269
    edited 04/15/2013 - 6:48 PM
    The problem that you have is that you took medication that may very well been prescribed to you at one time, however, you took it and it is not a part of your current treatment plan. You said that you took hydrocodone that was prescribed by him over a year ago, two days before your visit with him. YOU broke the contract. It is not that you went to the ER and got morphine, it is that you took it upon yourself to take meds not currently prescribed to you, so he was well within his rights as your doctor to dismiss you.
    In almost every contract out there for pain management it says very explicitly that you are not to take meds not currently prescribed as part of your treatment plan without talking to/clearing it with him first..You do not have a legal recourse, so threatening to sue him is going to get you nowhere but further will prevent any doctor from taking you on as a patient.
    Yes, they have to provide a copy of your records to your next doctor, since many PM offices require the records to come directly from the previous treating physician, so you are going to have to explain to any new doctor what happened.
    I'm sorry but if you have been in pain management for four years , you must've been aware that you taking those vicoden was not allowed. No matter what reasons you felt were the basis for doing it, none of that matters when it comes to compliance. Whether or not you knew that you were going to be tested is irrelevant, testing is supposed to be random for a reason......unannounced and comes when you least expected it.
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