Rx Abuse-Scope of the Problem

This presentation explores prescription drug abuse and is designed to assist prescribers and their employees in recognizing and dealing with the prescription drug seeker. Following an overview of this issue in America today, common-sense solutions are offered for prescribers to effectively deal with drug seekers and, in doing so, protect their practices. The program is designed to make the vast majority of prescribers more comfortable in prescribing for legitimate patients, with the ultimate goal of increasing quality care to those truly in pain. Several examples of egregious prescriber behavior are reviewed, offering insightful examples of how prescribers can be significantly out of the scope of any professional’s idea of legitimate medical practice.

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