How prescription drug abusers are cheating the system by shopping across state lines

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/08/how-prescription-drug-abusers-are-cheating-the-system-by-shopping-across-state-lines/

The universe of doctor shoppers is relatively low — another study from McDonald last year estimated just about one of every 143 patients prescribed a prescription painkiller in 2008 appeared to be doctor shoppers. They represented 0.7 percent of all patients with such a prescription, but bought about 4 percent of all opioids measured by weight.

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