Drug screen was positive for methamphetamine

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Rona Nasworthy asked 5 months ago

My name is Rona Nasworthy, I am 62 years old and have had three back surgeries including a spinal fusion using bone morphogenic protein. The BMP caused eptopic bone growth in my spine and several nerves are affected. I was referred to a pain clinic for pain medicine. I also have narcolepsy and prescribed dextroamphetamine for that. I have been a patient at this clinic for seven years and never had a problem. I see them every three months and drug tested every visit. My last appointment was 5/18/2020 and was a normal visit. I received a letter from them on 5/28/2020 stating that I was being discharged because my drug screen was positive for methamphetamine. I have not used any illegal drug and never would. They refuse to talk to me and allow me to ask any questions. I am hoping that you can give me some advice or steer me in the right direction to find someone to help me clear my name. My sister attended a conference in Tampa, FL where you were the speaker. She is trying to help me with this and told me that maybe you could help me or advise me on what to do. Thank you

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Jeffrey FudinJeffrey Fudin Staff answered 5 months ago

Rona,
Depending o the type of test done, there is a possibility of false positive,  Not discussing results with you is a breach of the standard of care by your doctors.  In summary…
Methamphetamine is commercially available as a prescription drug under the brand name of Desoxyn, but is also commercially available under the generic name of methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is metabolized in the liver after ingestion, to amphetamine. Both the parent drug (methamphetamine), and its metabolite (amphetamine) are psychostimulants that are FDA approved for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults.