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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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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.
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