‘Extreme’ Opioid Use and Doctor Shopping Still Plague Medicare

(By Charles Ornstein for NPR and produced by ProPublica)

In Washington, D.C., a Medicare beneficiary filled prescriptions for 2,330 pills of oxycodone, hydromorphone and morphine in a single month last year – written by just one of the 42 health providers who prescribed the person such drugs. Continue reading article here…

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