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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an agreement for Opioid Maintenance Therapy?

Your health and safety is our primary concern. This agreement outlines important safety and regulatory issues concerning proper medical use of controlled substances. Among other expectations, we stress the use of one pharmacy and one physician for all your pain medicine prescriptions. We require you to take your medications as prescribed and submit urine specimens for testing on a regular basis. You must not use other intoxicating substances such as alcohol, marijuana, or other unprescribed substances. If you are impaired in any way, you must not drive or operate machinery. You cannot give or sell your medication to others, nor take someone else's medication. These and other concerns are part of an agreement for Opioid Maintenance Therapy necessary to safely prescribe narcotics and/or controlled substances for the management of intractable pain.