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What does a pharmacist do if they think someone is abusing pain medications?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Inform the doctors

It is not surprising that some patients do doctor shopping and get pain meds from different doctors and pharmacies.
The pharmacist on suspicion should alert the physicians involved that the person is getting multiple prescriptions. That will help to curb the misuse.

In brief: Inform the doctors

It is not surprising that some patients do doctor shopping and get pain meds from different doctors and pharmacies.
The pharmacist on suspicion should alert the physicians involved that the person is getting multiple prescriptions. That will help to curb the misuse.
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