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“Doctor Shopping” Issues Revealed

Doctor shopping is the practice of visiting multiple physicians to obtain multiple prescriptions for otherwise illegal drugs. It’s a common practice of drug addicts and suppliers of drug addicts. A recent study done by HealthDay News showed that one in five patient previously operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shopped around for additional painkillers after surgery. The use of narcotic painkillers for nonmedical purposes is a serious …