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The Ruma Marker-System
in substitution and therapy

The Ruma Marker-System is the ideal companion in all areas of addiction therapy. The physicians will get reliable answers for a wide spectrum of important questions without the restraints and inadequacies of conventional supervision:

  • What is the truth about the actual drug use of my patients?
  • Do they stick to their therapy?
  • Is there concomitant use?
  • Do they take more or less drugs?

Without having to worry about swapped or manipulated urine samples therapy progress becomes more reliable and even more measurable. Plus, the Ruma Marker-System offers specific benefits for the various areas of addiction therapy.

In Substitution/PIA

The lawmakers have imposed stringent conditions for substitution therapy with the Prescription Regulations for Narcotics (BtMVV). It states

§ 5 Prescription for substitution

(2) The physician may prescribe a substitution substance for a patient under the conditions of Article 13 (1) of the Narcotics Act, if and as long as
4. The tests and findings by the physician did not lead to any conclusions that the patient
c) needs substances, whereby its consumption endangers the purpose of substitution with regard to scope and quantity or
d) that the substitution substance prescribed by him is used improperly,

Section 8 also states
Prescription in accordance with Clause 4 is not permissible, if the tests and findings by the physician lead to a conclusion that the patient
1. Consumes substances, which may endanger the intake of substitution substance,
2. Has not been set for a stable dosage taking tolerance limits into consideration or
3. Abuses the prescribed substances.

Due to these legal regulations, the physician providing substitution therapy is required to check his patients for possible abuse.
The conventional visual inspection often leads to significant problems in clinical practice.
The Marker makes your life easier

The situation in clinical practice is vastly improved due to the lack of visual control:

  • The organisational requirements are less, because testing does not require same-sex escort to the toilet.
  • Discussions or disputes with the patients are prevented.
  • Reliable and safe results take the stress away from doctor-patient relationship and offer a solid basis for safe therapy.

In therapy and detoxification

Urine tests are regularly used even in detoxification and therapeutic facilities. Such facilities are not required by the lawmakers to check continued abuse; however urine tests offer important information about the course of therapy even in this domain.

Various Studienhave examined the practical use of the Ruma Marker System and its influence on the users and patients in a scientific way and reached the following conclusions:

  • The Ruma Marker System improves therapy nd thus leads to improved chances of success. Why should I manipulate, if I will be caught?
  • The Ruma Marker System improves doctor-patient relationship, because the relationship of trust is not impacted by degrading visual inspection. Therefore, therapeutic support becomes more intensive and honest.
  • The Ruma Marker System saves time - according to the study Urine Labelling Marker System for Drug Testing Improves Compliance by Dr Simojoki und Prof. Alho, there is up to 50% improvement when compared with conventional visual inspection. And time means money!
  • Patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction improves significantly.. The situation is more relaxed for all the parties involved due to the lack of potential conflict embodied by visual inspection.

In specialty hospitals and psychiatric institutions

The Ruma Marker System can be integrated comfortably into the existing processes in specialty hospitals and psychiatric institutions and helps in making the daily life more relaxed and safe for the patients and employees. The fact that the results of a drug test cannot be questioned – neither by the physician nor by the patient – creates space for trust and thus supports the therapy.

This method also allows the way the marker substances pass through the body and provides the patient with a normal and natural handling with their own body functions:
Once it is consumed, the marker remains unchanged in urine till the time it is excreted. For the patients, it means that he can go to the toilet again after 30 minutes if he wants – without pressure caused by strict schedules or waiting nursing personnel. Simply administer the marker in the evening and give a cup to the patient. In this way, the patient will have the cup handy if he wants to urinate during the night or in the morning.