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‘Extreme’ Use of Painkillers and Doctor Shopping Plague Medicare, New Report Says

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‘Extreme’ Use of Painkillers and Doctor Shopping Plague Medicare, New Report Says
Some Medicare beneficiaries are being prescribed opioids by 10 or more doctors, or are filling prescriptions for more than 1,000 pills a month. Hundreds of doctors appear to be prescribing indiscriminately, says the inspector general of Health and Human Services.
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