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overmedicate

(ō′vər-mĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. overmedi·cated, overmedi·cating, overmedi·cates
To medicate (a patient) excessively.

o′ver·med′i·ca′tion n.
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The family of the 36-year-old actor met with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Tuesday and expressed worry that Sage may have been overmedicated before his death.
Rosenthal, who thinks too many people are overmedicated, says that peers simply are not clinical or medical.
Strand, Death by Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation (Thomas Nelson, 2003); cf.
Two other residents who were crying in distress at the scene were also ignored; * residents who were bedridden complained they were rarely talked to by staff and given little or no social interaction; * two residents were found partially dressed with no bedclothes covering them and their doors left wide open so visitors could see them; * one resident was admitted to the home without the correct sling for manual handling - this left them bedridden for three weeks; * in a situation described as "unacceptable", one resident was overmedicated because written guidelines were not available for their dosage, leading to "longer periods of sedation" that could lead to "deprivation of a person's liberty".
To make matters more worse the physician-patient's wife was a nurse who agreed with her physician-patient-husband that he had been overmedicated, thus being a party to the failure to have her husband follow doctor's orders and have an MRI.
But the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency found some children are being overmedicated on that advice.
Casper has overmedicated himself with TUMS, effectively absorbing too much stomach acid.
Because there is no communication among these entities, a patient may become overmedicated or take drags that interact harmfully with each other--and that only compounds their illness, says Abel.
It is not enough to say the child is overmedicated and fixing that will solve the problem.
I also helped my mother-in-law when the consulting cardiologist overmedicated her after a fainting spell, causing her to slink into a state of temporary diminished capacity due to a blood pressure so low I marvel that she could sit up by herself.
Hugh lived in a household where only his sister Maeve wasn't on medication - even the dog was on anti-anxiety pills, and Theroux's central question was whether kids like Hugh were overmedicated, because it was simply easier than dealing with their behaviour.
It's a tale of two worlds: one overmedicated, while one is largely left to suffer debilitating conditions in silence due to the fact they can't fill the coffers of drug companies.