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How do doctors track narcotic abuse?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
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In brief: Narcotic abuse

The dea tracks this as narcotics abuse implies illegality.
Doctors track opioid misuse, abuse and addiction as they risk stratify each patient and closely monitor medication use. The dea is also interested in this area as well.

In brief: Narcotic abuse

The dea tracks this as narcotics abuse implies illegality.
Doctors track opioid misuse, abuse and addiction as they risk stratify each patient and closely monitor medication use. The dea is also interested in this area as well.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Narcotic abuse

Careful documentation of suspicious things like early refills of prescriptions, frequent requests for increasing dosages, claims of losing prescriptions, signs on exam do not warrant upping dose, erratic behaviors during followup visits, info.
About patients refilling similar medications from other physicians concurrently, etc.

In brief: Narcotic abuse

Careful documentation of suspicious things like early refills of prescriptions, frequent requests for increasing dosages, claims of losing prescriptions, signs on exam do not warrant upping dose, erratic behaviors during followup visits, info.
About patients refilling similar medications from other physicians concurrently, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
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