And finally, children may be getting overprescribed
Major finding: 85% of the respondents were aware that opioids are overprescribed
in clinical practice, and up to 85% were "moderately" or "very concerned" about patients' possible addiction, death, or motor vehicle accidents while misusing the drugs.
And yet our study shows that aspirin is still overprescribed
in these patients.
I do not think that opioids are overprescribed
Anti-psychotic drugs, which are recommended in the short-term to calm down people who are agitated or violent, are known to be overprescribed
, particularly in care homes.
Proton pump inhibitors, which work to stop the backflow of stomach acid, are being overprescribed
, they said.
is addressing highly addictive Class II narcotics such as Oxycontin, which is widely thought to be overprescribed
He highlighted a report by the House of Commons Health Committee last year which warned care home patients were routinely overprescribed
Medical experts are expected to say today that anti-depressants are being vastly overprescribed
From the earliest years we teach our children that if they have a problem, we have an external tool that will fix it (computers are not the only tools; Ritalin, for example, is a powerful technology that has been scandalously overprescribed
to "fix" behavior problems).
Dr David Roberts, of St Neots in Cambridgeshire, is alleged to have overprescribed
Mr Grainger with injectable pethidine, failed to review his intake and did not notice that he was addicted.
Ear infections in children don't clear any faster with antibiotics than with pain-relieving ear drops, according to a study that suggests antibiotics may be overprescribed
for the common childhood illness.