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Dangerous drug combinations

April 3, 2020



Today’s podcast will cover dangerous drug combinations and the role of clinical drug monitoring. Some of the key information that will be shared includes:

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

This episode features Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. 

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