Designing a system that provides adequate access to morphine without encouraging overprescription
or leaking drugs onto the black market is tricky but not impossible.
Despite the numerous potential indications, overprescription
remains an issue.
The problems the Harrison Act sought to correct-such as increased drug importation, increased drug use, overprescription
of medicine, and the involvement of criminals in the drug trade-had been either entirely brought about or exacerbated by previous federal interventions into the smoking-opium and other opiates markets.
The CDC, long worried about overprescription
, has traced the patterns of painkiller scripts and found that they are most concentrated in the South.
The condition would also assist in rationalising antibiotic use, so as to prevent overprescription
of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Using the lower estimate of 56,000 in hospitalization costs, early intervention to reduce overprescription
of antibiotics through the kiosks has the potential to save a clinic of 10,000 patients $1.
This will lead to even greater overprescription
of statins, anti-hypertensives, and diabetes medications, based on achieving specified numerical "targets.
Interventions to rectify overprescription
of antibiotics and inadequate labeling of drugs are necessary to improve rational drug use.
Curbing the overprescription
of pain medication and the use of medication to treat addiction was one area where opinions among speakers diverged.
A new trend appears to be developing toward prosecuting doctors whose overprescription
of controlled substances results in patient deaths.
The debilitating stress effects of pain have also significantly contributed to an indoctrinatory overprescription
pattern of painkillers.
Serious complications related to opioid and sedative overprescription
began to be documented at RLANRC as a result of a greater emphasis on creating a coordinated continuum of care and patient safety.