Drug Seeker

A person who seeks narcotic agents from a physician or other licensed prescriber, either for personal use or to sell
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Sometimes the legitimate acutely ill and injured patient may be erroneously thought of as another drama patient, or another chronic drug seeker, thereby ultimately leading you to acquire a false sense of the patient's true history, injury, pain, or disease.
Let's use an example to illustrate each of these: If a patient comes to you asking for Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) because you froze actinic keratoses, your first instinct might be to think this patient is a drug seeker and that he is not going to be satisfied unless you give in to his demand.
For example, a nurse would most likely not judge the behavior of a patient needing increasing amounts of medication to treat hypertension, yet he or she may label a patient seeking increasing amounts of pain medication to treat pain as a drug seeker (Bernhofer, 2012).
PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM The patient's doctor was negligent in prescribing large amounts of controlled substances when he should have known that she was a drug seeker with a drug abuse problem.
Had he "built up a resistance to the drug" or was he anxious that he would be labelled a drug seeker and be under medicated as usual?
If you do all these things and are victimized by someone who is a drug seeker, at least you have documented your efforts and have done everything you can do," she said.
2] Physicians are challenged to identify the clever and manipulative entrepreneurial drug seeker and to prevent iatrogenic dependence by following recommended prescribing guidelines for controlled drugs, [1] while at the same time avoiding the underprescribing of these very useful drugs.
I wouldn't have to worry about drug seekers hitting me up, or dealing with the paperwork and pharmacy calls, or doing background checks on the state monitoring site.
Were cracking down on people using TennCare to finance their drug habit or provide a way for users to put the drugs on the street for other drug seekers to purchase illegally, Inspector General Manny Tyndall said.
This epidemic has caused quite a conundrum for providers wishing to compassionately and responsibly treat those patients who are in pain, while avoiding patients who are drug seekers due to addiction.
These misconceptions fuel abuse among young people in particular and drive them to the point where Larry and Jeff and Justin are dealing with drug seekers.
The real time prescription monitoring system will be backed by a $30 million investment to help medical clinics, pharmacies and hospitals to identify prescription drug seekers earlier, before their addiction escalates into serious harm.