Doctor shopping. Those who doctor shop often go to multiple doctors, emergency rooms, and pharmacies and feign symptoms or gain sympathy to obtain prescriptions. Common feigned ailments include migraine headaches, toothaches, cancer, psychiatric disorders, and attention deficit disorder. 48 In addition, offenders may deliberately injure themselves to obtain a prescription from an emergency room. Other approaches include claiming to be from out of town and to have forgotten to pack prescription drugs, 49 and claiming to have lost the drugs from a legitimate prescription. 50 Given statistics on the number of prescriptions doctors write, doctor shopping may be the prescription fraud tactic with the highest success rate: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of written prescriptions per office visit increased by 34 percent between 1985 and 2000 alone. 51
Some legal sources of prescription medicines make it particularly easy for substance abusers and drug dealers to obtain prescription drugs. These pain clinics, or "pill mills," dispense prescription pain killers (often on a cash-only basis) and have lax restrictions on the volume that may be purchased. 52 Pain clinics have been especially prominent in Florida, which historically has lacked regulation and a prescription monitoring program (although one was recently established), giving the state the dubious reputation of being called "the Oxy Express." 53 , †
Folate in its true natural form can be obtained from fresh vegetables, but it can also be found in its synthetic form in supplements and processed foods. This form, called pteroylmonoglutamate (PGA), does not occur in nature and is both cheap and stable--unlike most native forms of the vitamin. full story printer version » Your Health Freedoms Are Being Taken Away! by Dennis Harwood | Published 8/24/2017 | Freedom of Choice | Rating: 600 Million Votes Demand The Right For Natural Health!