U.S. health panel recommends doctors screen all adults for illicit drug use

Source: Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

An influential group of health experts recommended Tuesday that doctors screen all adults for use of illegal drugs.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that health providers should attempt to determine whether their patients 18 or older are using illicit drugs, including nonmedical use of prescription drugs. But the panel said it did not have enough information to decide whether all adolescents should be screened.

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