Multiple Pain Medication Prescriptions
Zelik Mintz Says...
Doctors in New York State do not have a database of what medications are prescribed and what doctors a patient goes to. It is a common practice for people who have addiction issues with pain medication to go to different doctors and emergency rooms to get multiple prescriptions for opiates so that they can procure as many pills as possible. Finding similar prescriptions for pain medications written close together by different doctors is a major red flag for concern. You can certainly give a list of medications your sister is taking to her primary doctor but the MD may refrain from having a discussion with you because of breaching confidentiality. I would strongly suggest confronting your sister with the knowledge of the multiple prescriptions.
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