Small fraction of opioid drug patients are "doctor shoppers"

08/14/2013 | American News Report

A study in the journal PLOS One analyzed more than 146 million prescriptions and found 1 of every 143 patients who received opioids in 2008 got prescriptions from a large number of prescribers. Most states have enacted prescription drug monitoring programs to reduce instances of doctor shopping, but study data show that many physicians do not access the databases before writing a prescription.

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