SAN DIEGO, June 21, 2011/PRNewswire/ --Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of medication monitoring services to physicians and staff treating chronic pain, announced today that James Slattery, CEO and founder, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 San Diego Award in the Life Sciences category. The Ernst & Young award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Slattery was selected by a panel of independent judges and the award was presented at a gala event in San Diego on June 16.
James Slattery said, "This is a tremendous award and I am honored to share it with our Millennium team of customer-focused employees. I want to thank them for working tirelessly with me in building our company. Our customers also share in this recognition as they have honored us with their loyalty that has enabled Millennium to emerge as a leader in medication monitoring services to the pain management community."
As a former police officer and husband to a palliative care nurse, James Slattery witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of end of life pain and prescription drug abuse and misuse. In late 2007 he founded Millennium Laboratories to help meet those challenges. Under his direction as CEO, the company has sought to be part of the solution by monitoring medication usage in chronic pain patients and helping to mitigate the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. Millennium Laboratories offers physicians treating chronic pain numerous diagnostic choices in their healthcare delivery, along with valuable information and education needed to best help their patients. In just over three years,the company has experienced remarkable success and rapid growth, establishing itself as a leader in its field.
Today, Mr. Slattery directs his energies in the area of advancing pain research and practitioner education in pain care. To that end Millennium Laboratories established the Millennium Research Institute in 2010. The Millennium Research Institute is a non-profit, national research center that conducts and disseminates original research focused on greater understanding of the treatment of pain, improvements to patient safety and identification and prevention of prescription drug abuse.
As a San Diego region award winner, James Slattery is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 National Award. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 913, 2011.
About Millennium Laboratories
Located in San Diego's life sciences cluster, Millennium Laboratories, Inc. is a national, research-based medication monitoring company whose test offering, technology, customer support, educational resources and experts are specifically focused on clinicians who treat chronic pain. The company is recognized as a leader in pain management services, setting industry standards in drug testing and reporting, clinical research and education. Millennium serves as an industry educator and a compassionate advocate for pain sufferers throughout the United States. Millennium Laboratories is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving the Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality and safety.
Among the numerous scientific and research achievements of the company's renowned laboratory team, Millennium Laboratories' reference laboratory is certified as a training facility for clinical toxicologist scientists and operates as a unique research component of the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) doctoral program in Pharmacy.
As part of the company's commitment to pain management research and education, Millennium Laboratories established the Millennium Research Institute (MRI), a non-profit, national research center that conducts and disseminates original research focused on improving the experiences of people suffering from pain and pain-related disorders. Millennium Research Institute maintains several national academic partnerships and supports collaborative researchfocused on greater understanding of the treatment of pain, improvements to patient safety and identification and prevention of prescription drug abuse.
For more information, visit the Millennium Laboratories website, www.becausepainmatters.com.
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SOURCE Millennium Laboratories, Inc.