SAN DIEGO, May 23, 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, is a regional finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 San Diego region. The Ernst & Young LLP award program 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 as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event held June 16, 2011.
James Slattery said, "I am honored to have been selected as an entrepreneur finalist by the judges and proud that Millennium Laboratories is included among the most innovative companies. It is a tribute to the dedication of the entire Millennium team who share my vision to advance pain management through education and research and who have joined with me as compassionate advocates for pain sufferers."
As a former police officer and husband to a palliative care nurse, James Slattery witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of 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 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 the pain management industry.
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.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year overall 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 9–13, 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 research focused 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.