CVS Blocks Access to Painkillers for Certain Doctors (9.30.13)

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CVS Caremark has revoked the dispensing privileges of more than 36 health care providers that it has identified as having extreme patterns of prescribing high-risk drugs, according to The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

In the article, the pharmacy company disclosed that the suspensions followed an analysis of prescriptions were filled at its stores between March 2010 and January 2012. From a database of close to one million providers, CVS identified several dozen prescribers with the highest rates of dispensing high-risk drugs.

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