Research indicates that up to one third of the disciplinary actions taken by Medical Boards are related to misprescribing practices. Common problematic behaviors include inappropriately dispensing controlled substances from office practices, prescribing overly large doses or quantities of drugs to individual patients, prescribing at too-frequent intervals, and/or failing to document completely (or at all) the rationale for treatment. Misprescribing also includes writing scripts for family members, friends, or known drug addicts (before other forms of therapy have been tried). The UF College of Medicine is pleased to be able to offer a 3-day CME course, originally developed by Dr. Andy Spickard and his colleagues at Vanderbilt Medical Center, which was designed to address misprescribing issues.
- Martha E. Brown, MD
- Elizabeth A. Jenkins, PhD
- Karen J. Nicholson, PhD
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