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overprescribe

(ō′vər-prĭ-skrīb′)
v. overpre·scribed, overpre·scribing, overpre·scribes
v.intr.
To prescribe an excessive amount of a medication.
v.tr.
To prescribe (a medication) in excess of the amount needed.

o′ver·pre·scrip′tion (-skrĭp′shən) n.
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I've no idea of the economic or health implications of overprescribing and would love to hear from a medical professional about this.
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residents have used at least one prescription drug in the past month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, and experts say overprescribing is rampant.
State regulation addressing all overprescribing in workers' compensation and healthcare is needed.
He discusses doctors' habits of overprescribing, expensive referrals to multiple specialists, and the lack of accessibility to care, and the need for compassionate, high-quality care.
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Washington, December 19 (ANI): Doctors are overprescribing antibiotics in fear of lawsuits, a new study claims.
It said that only around 36,000 of the 180,000 people on the drugs in the UK actually get any benefit from them, and overprescribing of the drugs is linked to an extra 1,800 deaths a year among elderly people.