CVS cuts off doctors for writing too many prescriptions
NEW YORK- A national drugstore has taken a bold move to fight prescription drug abuse across the country.
CVS has cut off nearly three dozen doctors and hospitals from filling prescriptions for painkillers.
The nationwide pharmacy chain says the doctors and hospitals were prescribing the drugs at an alarmingly high-rate compared to others in their field.
CVS analyzed the prescribing habits of nearly 1 million providers and compared them to other doctors in their specialty and region.
They discovered 36 doctors were writing prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone significantly more than others.
In one case, a doctor issued over 40,000 doses of the drugs, compared to the 600 doses ordered by other doctors in their field.
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