Tennessee Witnesses Decline in Doctor-Shopping

June 16, 2014 12:26 PM

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Tennessee Witnesses Decline in Doctor-Shopping

Doctor-shopping practice was quite common in Tennessee until few years back. It was normal among addicts who used to get prescriptions from multiple doctors at the same time. In recent years, the phenomenon brought a further rise in a pain medication epidemic in Tennessee.

But Tennessee's 2012 Prescription Safety Act has brought a significant decline in the number of people able to doctor-shop for painkillers. In the past two years, Michael Warren, the Tennessee Department of Health's director of maternal and child health, said a 50% decline has come in doctor-shoppin...

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