Are Pain Patients Being Heard On Impact Of DEA Ruling?

Dr. Steve Passik, Vice President of Clinical Research and Advocacy at Millennium Health, was the chief spokesperson for a survey that assesses the impact of the DEA’s decision to make it more difficult for chronic pain patients to receive prescriptions of hydrocodone.


Interview With Dr. Steven Passik (Part Six)

Dr. Lynn Webster, a well-known expert in the field of pain, recently interviewed Dr. Steven Passik, vice president of education and advocacy at Millennium Health, in an in-depth Q&A series. Read part six where Dr. Passik discusses why has the CDC not recognized pain as an epidemic but says opioids should not be used for chronic non-cancer pain.

Interview With Dr. Steven Passik (Part Five)

Dr. Lynn Webster, a well-known expert in the field of pain, recently interviewed Dr. Steven Passik, vice president of education and advocacy at Millennium Health, in an in-depth Q&A series. Read part five where Dr. Passik discusses what a pain specialist is and required training for pain doctors.

Interview With Dr. Steven Passik (Part Four)

Dr. Lynn Webster, a well-known expert in the field of pain, recently interviewed Dr. Steven Passik, vice president of education and advocacy at Millennium Health, in an in-depth Q&A series. Read part four where Dr. Passik discusses the Institute of Medicine and a cultural transformation.

New Research Points to Reduced Access, Patient Suffering Due to Hydrocodone Rescheduling

"Hydrocodone Rescheduling: The First 100 Days" presented at 31st Annual Meeting for AAPM


NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. and SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2015 – Preliminary analysis of a survey of pain patients to gauge the effects of the rescheduling of hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II was presented today by Millennium Research Institute’s Principal Investigator, Steven Passik, Ph.D., at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in National Harbor, Md. The survey was conducted by the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA).


Interview With Dr. Steven Passik (Part Three)

Dr. Lynn Webster, a well-known expert in the field of pain, recently interviewed Dr. Steven Passik, vice president of education and advocacy at Millennium Health, in an in-depth Q&A series. Read part three where Dr. Passik discusses why the US and Canada use more opioids than other countries.

Dr. Lynn Webster’s Interview with Dr. Steven Passik (Part One)


Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster, and I thank you for listening to this inaugural Q&A series on Today I am with Dr. Steve Passik, a clinical psychologist and a pioneer in assessing and managing people in pain. He is currently the vice president of clinical research and advocacy at Millennium Health. I want to thank Dr. Passik for joining me today.

Steve, my first question for you is, what do you see as the principal obstacles for people in pain to be treated with dignity?


Bipartisan Governors and U.S. Senate Leaders Headline Prescription Abuse Forum at U.S. Chamber

Discussion Convened by the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines

  • Baker & McAullife, Sens. Portman & Whitehouse to Keynote
  • Event brings together elected officials, nonprofits, and government and business leaders to discuss the economic impact of prescription drug abuse

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2015) – The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (the Alliance), in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CQ Roll Call, is convening thought leaders and lawmakers during an open discussion on the economic impact of the prescription drug abuse facing businesses and employees on Monday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hall of Flags at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Industry Veteran Dr. Glenn Steele Joins Millennium Health Advisory Board

Among nation’s most influential physician executives, Dr. Steele is known for innovation, role in transformation of health care

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 10, 2015) — Millennium Health announced today that it has added Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, to its advisory board. Dr. Steele currently serves as the president and CEO of Geisinger Health System and chairman of xG Health Solutions. Steele was recently named among the nation’s most influential physician executives by Modern Healthcare for the fourth consecutive year. (more…)

New Pharmacogenetic Options for Managing Pain With Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions


This article discusses the role of pharmacogenetic testing in treating pain patients who have comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. Genetic makeup influences medication response. Understanding a patient’s unique genetic profile can help clinicians customize pharmacologic treatment in order to maximize therapeutic efficacy and minimize side effects.

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Millennium Health and Alliance Laud Administration for Focus on Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015)—The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines – a non-profit coalition founded by its members the American Medical Association (AMA), Cardinal Health,
CVS Health, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), kaléo, Prime Therapeutics, Millennium Health, and Teva Pharmaceuticals – today released a statement supporting the Obama Administration’s proposed budget to help in the fight to prevent and curb prescription drug abuse.  (more…)

Millennium Health Announces Expanded Pharmacogenetic Tests

New Online Portal Helps Patients and Clinicians Access Information


SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2015) — Millennium Health announced today that it has added three new genes to its Millennium PGTSM menu. The company also launched, an online tool offering consumers information about pharmacogenetics and how these tests can help patients understand the role that genetics plays in determining which prescription medications are right for them. (more…)

Millennium Health Partners With The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation And Partnership For Drug-Free Kids To Launch ‘Drop Them Off’

Campaign aims to educate teens about dangers of prescription medicine misuse and abuse

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2015) – Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, today announced the launch of the ‘Drop Them Off’ campaign, in partnership with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Medicine Abuse Project. Designed to increase awareness of the problem of youth misuse and abuse of prescription medicine, the campaign intends to educate parents and youth on how to properly use, store, and dispose of prescription medications by dropping them off at appropriate collection sites among other methods, to reduce access and opportunity for misuse or abuse. Educational content will be available online ( and through curriculum delivered through the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundations’ community-based partners. Millennium Health is a Silver Sponsor of the Medicine Abuse Project, a campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by 2017. (more…)

Polinsky Center Benefits From
Pay-It-Forward Campaign

It’s a gift that will help some special children put their best feet forward this holiday season.

San Diego-based Millennium Health donated more than 500 pairs of new Converse shoes for youth at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center on Thursday. The holiday donation is part of the company’s Pay-It-Forward campaign.


Millennium Health to Launch Big Brothers Big Sisters’ First Beyond School Walls, Sister-to-Sister STEM Mentoring Program in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (NOV. 6, 2014) – Millennium Health is proud to continue our commitment to launch a new program focused on getting young girls in San Diego excited about entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, with Millennium’s financial support and curriculum provided by UC San Diego, will launch the first Beyond School Walls, Sister-to-Sister Program on Millennium’s campus in Rancho Bernardo for girls at Del Dios Middle School.


Safe Homes Coalition Honored With Proclamation From State Of California For Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness

UntitledSAN DIEGO (Oct. 17, 2014)—The Safe Homes Coalition was recently recognized by the state of California for its successful efforts to inform the public about the proper use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs. The group, comprised of Millennium Health; Mental Health Systems; and other partners, focused on prescription drug thefts during real estate open houses. California State Senator Joel Anderson will commemorate the organization’s success with a proclamation during Red Ribbon Week – the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the country.


Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Announces New Members in Battle Against Prescription Drug Abuse

kaléo and Millennium Health bring drug testing, opioid safety and overdose treatment expertise to coalition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 25, 2014) – The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (the Alliance), a non-profit partnership of key stakeholders in the prescription drug supply chain, today announced new members kaléo and Millennium Health in its efforts to curb prescription drug abuse. (more…)

Millennium Laboratories Changes Name To Millennium Health

Reflecting Evolution To Broader Health Solutions Company

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 2, 2014) – Millennium Laboratories has changed its name to Millennium Health, a move that better reflects the company’s market position as a broad health solutions company. Through expanded product and service offerings, a robust research and development program, and the acquisition earlier this year of RxAnte, Millennium Health is a leading provider of accurate, timely, clinically actionable information to help tailor patient care. The company is focused on providing clinical tools and solutions to help payers, health care providers, and their patients to cost-effectively optimize medication use. (more…)

Millennium Health To Host And Participate In Events At Painweek 2014

The National Conference On Pain For Frontline Practitioners

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 2, 2014) – Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, will have a significant presence at PAINWeek® 2014, the nation’s largest annual meeting for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. PAINWeek takes place Sept. 2-6 in Las Vegas.

“The healthcare system is constantly trying to strike the right balance between pain treatment and addiction prevention,” said Dr. Steven Passik, vice president of research and advocacy for Millennium Health. “With continued concerns about the rising epidemic of addiction from both prescribed medications and illicit drugs and greater difficulties in treating patients battling complex pain issues, the PAINWeek conference always provides an important opportunity for health care professionals working on the front lines to come together, share data and to discuss critical solutions to effectively address these problems.” (more…)

Millennium Health Expands Pharmacogenetic Test to Help Clinicians Prescribe the Right Medicine at the Right Dose

Millennium PGT helps clinicians make individualized medication decisions

SAN DIEGO (July 17, 2014) — Millennium Health announced today that it has expanded its pharmacogenetic test (Millennium PGTSM) to include seven additional genes. The expanded test gives clinicians additional, objective information, based on patients’ own genetics to help determine their potential response to a broad list of medications commonly prescribed across four key therapeutic areas, including pain, mental health, addiction and cardiovascular therapy. (more…)

Millennium Issues Statement on U.S. Court Jury Verdict in Florida

Today, a federal jury in Tampa, Fl. (Case #8:11-cv-00775) ruled against Millennium’s cup program in claims affecting four states. In response, Millennium issued the following statement:

“While we respect the jury’s decision, we vehemently disagree and are disappointed that the jury went against decades of established federal and state health care law and the opinion of the nation’s leading health care law experts. (more…)

Harvard Business Review: Health Care Becomes Entrepreneurial (Finally)

In a recent post in a leading national business strategy publication, Harvard Business Review blog authors Sachin Jain and Thomas Tsang examine recent trends in health care innovation, citing Millennium Health’ subsidiary RxAnte on the forefront. (more…)

Local Children to Benefit from Millennium Health’ Commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteerism a Top Priority for Local Company

SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2014) – Millennium Health, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetics, announced today that it has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. (more…)

Millennium Health Announces Key Executive Appointments For Commercial Operations

Seasoned Marketing, Sales and Compliance Leaders Added to Management Team

SAN DIEGO (May 5, 2014) – Millennium Health, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetics, today announced it has hired Nikhil A. Nayak as chief marketing officer; Steven K. Soe as chief compliance officer; and Michael E. Flowers as vice president, government operations. (more…)

Clinical Study Shows Lab-based Urine Drug Monitoring, Interventions Improve Outcomes for Injured Workers on Chronic Opioid Therapy

High-risk Medication Utilization, Abuse Reduced

Memphis, Tenn. and San Diego, Calif. (April 24, 2014) — Clinical interventions performed in conjunction with laboratory quantitative drug testing and monitoring were shown to reduce utilization of high risk medications in injured workers on chronic opioid therapy, according to a clinical study released by the merged entity of Progressive Medical and PMSI, in partnership with Millennium Health. (more…)

Millennium Health and RxAnte Link Strategic Advisory Boards

Advisors include industry experts, such as Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former CMS Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan, with goal of advancing medication management

SAN DIEGO (April 3, 2014)– Millennium Health announced today that it has established an advisory board consisting of distinguished health care, technology and public policy experts to provide strategic guidance to the company. (more…)

Millennium Health Helps Launch Coalition to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse in San Diego

Initial focus is thefts at real estate open houses

SAN DIEGO (March 11, 2014) – The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®, local nonprofits, Millennium Health, and other partners announced today the formation of the Safe Homes Coalition that will work to inform people about the proper use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs. (more…)

Massachusetts Federal Court Again Dismisses Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Millennium Health

Millennium, gratified by the final ruling, continues to lead industry initiatives to implement higher compliance standards and ethical business practices

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 30, 2014)— U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel ordered the complete dismissal of a whistleblower suit brought by a former Calloway Laboratories’ senior officer against Millennium Health, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetic testing. (more…)

Millennium Health Announces Strategic Acquisition of RxAnte

Advanced analytics technology adds population drug therapy management and predictive capabilities to medication monitoring and pharmacogenetics for optimizing medication outcomes.

SAN DIEGO and McLEAN, VA. (Jan. 13, 2014) —Millennium Health, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetic testing, announced today its acquisition of RxAnte, a health care predictive analytics and decision support company that improves population-level medication adherence on behalf of health plans, pharmacy benefit management companies, pharmacy chains, and health care providers. (more…)

Sovereign Health Group Announces Use of Millennium PGTSM in Psychiatric Treatment

Sovereign Health Group, a California-based behavioral health company, announced the utilization of Millennium PGT to assess the effectiveness of medication in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. (more…)

Millennium Health Delivers Comfort, Security, and Joy to San Diego Foster Children and Children in Need

Local company delivers 15,000 stuffed animals to San Diego County at Polinsky Children’s Center

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 17, 2013)—Millennium Health, a leader in the science of toxicology and pharmacogenetics, delivered 15,000 stuffed animals to San Diego County’s foster children and at risk youth at an event on Monday at the Polinsky Children’s Center in Kearny Mesa, Calif. (more…)

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