Study: doctors refilling opioid prescriptions too often

More than half of patients prescribed opioid painkillers like OxyContin are being issued refills less than a month apart, according to this release from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. The new analysis of opioid prescription practices from the National Institute on Drug Abuse provides further evidence that doctors are routinely over-prescribing highly addictive narcotic drugs.

Read Watchdog’s take on doctors’ prescribing practices here.

About Dana Owens

Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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