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If you've been following the prosecutions of pain doctors for "overprescribing" opioid medication and the recent firings by the Bush administration of eight U.S. attorneys, an unsettling pattern emerges.
"The focus of the guidelines is around alerting physicians that they may inadvertently be part of this national trend in overprescribing this in droves, and the excess pills are getting into the hands of individuals for whom they were not intended," Ms. Gibbs said.
Mayor Moves Against Drugs Michael Howard Saul 2011
In a second study in the same journal, Belgian investigators led by Dr. Kris De Boeck, from the department of pediatric pulmonology and infectious diseases at the University Hospital of Leuven, found similar overprescribing of antibiotics to asthmatic children.
The dangers of overprescribing antibiotics are that it promotes the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and there are side effects for the drugs themselves, Paul pointed out.
Dioynsios Filiotis, who runs Eli Lilly 's Greek arm and is head of the country's drug-company trade group, acknowledged that "there is overprescribing in the system."
Health System Reflects Greece's Ills Charles Forelle 2011
The study by the Government Accountability Office is raising concern among lawmakers and medical experts that doctors are overprescribing psychiatric drugs to treat children in the foster-care system.
Foster Kids Are Overly Medicated, Report Says Thomas M. Burton 2011
In addition, overprescribing antibiotics entails personal and societal risks, Krogstad said.
The tracking system would include a centralized database to help identify buyers who are accumulating large numbers of pills and the doctors who are overprescribing them.
Fight Over a Fix for Florida 'Pill Mills' Arian Campo-Flores 2011
The overprescribing guardians of our health have elevated profit making over quality of care.
"The case is about were they overprescribing and was she addicted."