Feds did little to curb risky prescribing patterns

05/13/2013 | Washington Post, The · Washington Post, The · Washington Post, The

Federal officials have done little to identify or prevent some doctors and other health professionals from prescribing huge quantities of potentially harmful, addictive or disorienting treatments under the Medicare Part D benefit, according to an analysis of Medicare prescription records by ProPublica. This series cites examples of providers prescribing drugs despite warnings and other indications that they may not be safe; says the Prescriber Checkup tool can be used to check the safety of medications and the prescribing trends of providers; and proposes ways to increase the oversight of prescribing trends under Part D.

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