I've been chatting with a friend who is a PA today. We have been discussing the usual stuff; health care. I have done some research on this so I know what's going on but was curious as to how many of you have heard/read about Ob's plan to cut back on opiod-based prescription drug use by 15%. My friend who works in palliative care based pain management told me that by sometime next year, ALL users of opiod-based meds will have to under-go random drug testing to ensure they aren't using other pain relieving medications. Is anyone having to endure this already? I know of only one person that has to do this as part of his agreement under his pain contract. It's just unbelievable how all of us have to pay a price for irresponsible individuals that fall into the trap and just can't resist getting high while the rest of us suffer in pain.