Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Pediatrician demanding drug test for my 15 yr old
We had a recent visit to my son’s pediatrician at his request. He’s the prescribing physician for his stimulant meds to treat his ADHD. He stated new government regulations require my son to submit a urine sample for drug testing. He asked to speak to my son alone and told him if he was doing any drugs they would show up in the test. We had to sign a form stating if he was abusing his adhd medication the doctor has grounds to discontinue prescribing.
Has anyone else had this experience with their child? I’ve tried to search new regs for controlled substances (which his adhd meds are) and can find nothing.
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