Feds have done little to curb risky prescribing

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

Federal officials have expended little effort on curbing questionable prescribing of potentially dangerous, addictive or disorienting treatments, 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.

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