SAN DIEGO, September 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Drug monitoring and drug testing company Millennium Health today announced the announcement of a leading expert in pain and addiction, Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. joined his leadership team as Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Head of Clinical Data Programs. Dr Passik will focus primarily on expanding work started at Millennium Health to educate clinicians, policy makers and public health officials about the changing drug addiction landscape to facilitate a data-driven approach to this. huge public health problem.
“We are absolutely delighted that Dr Passik is part of our organization,” said Angela G. Huskey, PharmD, CPE. “His extensive experience in the areas of pain and addiction will help broaden our Emerging Threat Intelligence.MT Program and our continued efforts to partner with federal and state agencies to curb the growing number of drug overdose deaths in our country. “
After a 25-year career as an academic clinical psychologist working with cancer and non-cancer pain patients and their families, Dr. Steve passik has now been in the industry for almost 10 years. Having worked at the interface of pain and addiction both clinically and conducting research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University, Dr. Passik is passionate about contributing to safer pain management and improving the recognition and treatment of addiction. He has also spent several years in the pharmaceutical industry helping to develop safer opioid formulations.
“I am truly delighted to join Millennium Health with the aim of further developing their innovative work on identifying emerging threats of substance abuse to help policymakers and clinicians tackle the opioid epidemic,” said Dr Passik . “We have the potential to save lives in these collaborations. As a long-time advocate for people with pain, it is very meaningful that we are working on an approach that informs the realities of the current state of abuse. drugs with timely data and a local focus that can lead to interventions that do not rely on imposing additional limitations on appropriate access to opioids for those who need them. “
About Millenium Health
Millennium Health is an accredited specialty laboratory with over a decade of experience providing timely, accurate, and clinically actionable information through our national drug monitoring and drug testing services. Clinical drug testing is used in a variety of health care settings to obtain objective information on recent patient use of prescription and illicit drugs. Processing over one million samples each year allows us to provide real-time analysis on emerging trends in drug use, such as our studies published in JAMA and our most recent Millennium Health Signals ™ report.
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