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States Cracking Down On Prescription Drug 'Doctor Shopping'

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

* Painkiller overdoses killed 15,000 people in America in 2008 * Prescription-drug abuse kills more than cocaine and heroin ...

Medicare Painkiller Abuse Prompts Crackdown By Health Authorities

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health authorities are directing Medicare prescription drug plans to withhold payments for popular painkillers when they suspec...

Paging Dr. Feelgood...

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Reef Karim, D.O.

To be a good physician, you have to be street smart as well as book smart. You have to be strong enough to "just say no" to a medication seeking patient who is "doctor shopping."

Physicians Demand Cure For 'Doctor Shopping' Scourge | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

Frustrated by the abuse of controlled substances, more than 100 pain-management physicians will converge on Capitol Hill to beef up programs aimed at ...

Celebrity "Roadkill": A Black Box Warning for Physicians

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Cohan

How can a vulnerable physician resist the temptation to "bend the rules" for these "tabloid elites?"