Canaan said it is important to note that not everyone who overprescribes
is a criminal.
"You have your family doctor saying we don't want to overprescribe
antibiotics," points out Gibson.
doctors have been overeager to overprescribe
. Taking charge of your personal health these days means looking beyond what may appear a quick or easy physical or emotional fix via a prescription drug.
Editor's note: In our last issue, we explored the consequences of what happens when doctors overprescribe
Q: Do doctors misprescribe or overprescribe
because they don't know?
While doctors are under pressure not to overprescribe
antibiotics, pharmaceutical companies have a clear incentive to sell as many of them as possible.
Purdue and other drug companies are being sued by local governments that claim the companies used deceptive marketing that encouraged doctors to overprescribe
opioids, the AP reported.
Accordingly, LARA created a permanent Drug Monitoring Section which focuses on identifying, investigating, and pursuing appropriate disciplinary actions against individuals who overprescribe
or divert controlled substances, and individuals and facilities who over dispense controlled substances.
The study found no evidence to support concerns that such clinics provide a lower quality of care or overprescribe
antibiotics, but it did show that a smaller proportion of high-risk patients received urine cultures at retail clinics than at other settings.
"We have to be very careful not to overprescribe
antibiotics, since evidence now shows a growing resistance by bacteria," he cautions.
B]:3B-59B), he said, adding, "Primary care physicians tend to overprescribe
antibiotics for COPD exacerbations."
Most now attempt to distinguish between those who inappropriately overprescribe
and those who prescribe large doses for pain treatment.