PTSD: Faster Drug Analysis on the Horizon
Researchers have had a new breakthrough in developing faster drug analysis. New technology will allow VA hospitals to do drug tests in as fast as 10 minutes, instead of sending the tests off to a lab and waiting weeks for the results. This technology will help to identify veterans that have developed a drug or alcohol addiction. This will allow doctors to be aware of the issue and to be able to offer treatments that can help fight the addiction. This technology will also let the medical provider know if the patient has been taking their prescribed medications, something that’s especially useful for patients that suffer from PTSD, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. This research and technology is designed to help doctors be able to get the full picture when treating a patient, and will help to save patient lives.