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Medicare Starts Identifying Doctors Who May Prescribe Too Many Painkillers

This year Medicare has started examining prescribing data to identify physicians who write large numbers of prescriptions for narcotic painkillers and stimulants. Next year Medicare will be able to kick doctors out of the program if they are found to be prescribing in abusive ways. The post Medicare Starts Identifying Doctors Who May Prescribe Too Many Painkillers appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Keep Up Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Senators Urge

A group of senators working to reduce the toll of prescription drug abuse sent letters to government officials and health groups this week, urging them to continue fighting what they called a national epidemic. The post Keep Up Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Senators Urge appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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