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Orthopedic Cases – Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction, and is also claimed to be a permanent treatment for chronic pain. Prolotherapy involves injecting a solution to stimulate the growth of new cells to heal painful areas. Ligaments are the most common sites for injection, although muscles and tendons can also be treated. This procedure lacks efficient and convincing evidence, and is generally not covered by insurance companies.

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Alternative Specimens – Drug Testing

Drug use in the workplace continues to be a problem in the United States, as large numbers of illegal drug users pose a danger to themselves and others. The most common technique for detecting drug use in the workplace is urine drug testing. Problems with this technique include the lack of long-term drug detection and the inability to correlate test results with impairment. Other specimens for drug testing include saliva, hair, and sweat.

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Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. Statistics show that the number of workers’ compensation-related claims with drug use have increased precipitously. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “employed drug abusers cost their employers about twice as much in medical and workers’ compensation claims as their drug free coworkers.”

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