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Telling docs they overprescribe addicting drugs doesn’t make them stop
Yahoo! News

Government letters informing doctors they’re prescribing vastly more addictive drugs than their peers fall on deaf ears, according to a new study.

The doctors in the study were all writing far more prescriptions for drugs like opioid painkillers than doctors in similar specialties practicing nearby – but the letters didn’t lead to changes in prescribing.

Still, the study’s lead author said the results will help researchers who are studying ways to get doctors to pay attention.