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Doctor-Shopping Common After Orthopedic Trauma

Monday, August 25, 2014  
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After orthopedic trauma surgery, 1 in 5 patients fill narcotic prescriptions from more than 1 physician. Overall, those patients filled 3 times more prescriptions, took nearly twice the daily dose, and took the narcotics 4 times longer than patients who were not physician-shoppers, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Click here to read more....

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