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When prescriptions kill: Doctor-shopper consumed by deadly mix of pills
 

When prescriptions kill: Doctor-shopper consumed by deadly mix of pills

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Obsessed with pills and doctors, a 48-year-old woman obtained prescriptions from 30 doctors in a span of a year and passed away from the cocktail of drugs.
 
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7 Dec 2016 - General
 
When a patient is treated by more than one physician, it is the duty of the physician to call the other one to discuss the history of the patient. This is particularly true in case of psychiatric patients who cannot be relied on for medical history. Even the pharmacies should take care to warn the patient in case they find that the patient is abusing multiple drugs. Self treatment by patients should be avoided at any costs to protect them from the harmful side effects of the drugs and worseni...
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