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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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Predictably, members of the medical community have expressed vigorous opposition to the criminal prosecution of physicians for negligent overprescription.
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