Title

Doctors And Pharmacists Perspectives On Prescription Drug Abuse

Author(s)

Joanna Dyches

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

There are many problems in the medical world facing unidentified substance abuse. A main reason the problem is occurring however are the strict rules and regulations on doctors and pharmacists to ensure they do not deny patients in pain. My hypothesis is that pharmacists see more abuse patterns than doctors do via early refills. The abuse of narcotics is a prevalent issue in today’s society and there needs to be a better way to more easily identify the patients abusing narcotics. This study will target human participants with suspected abuse problems by the pharmacist or doctor. Although the patient’s information will be kept anonymous, the doctors and pharmacists have the right to talk to each other according to their privacy policies. The survey asks the medical professionals questions about prescribing controlled substances, how often they think the medication is abused and what they think would be a good solution to the problem from their point of view. The information gathered can help evaluate why the problem is occurring and is continuing to occur due to what the medical professionals are picking up within their work. This study shows an issue in the system regarding DHEC and HIPPA laws and presents a problem for medical professionals and limits their ability to limit the problems occurring within the medical field due to abused controlled substances by prescribed patients by proving that doctors do not see the issue as important as pharmacists throughout the answers to their surveys.

Location

Owens G01

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:45 AM

Doctors And Pharmacists Perspectives On Prescription Drug Abuse

Owens G01

There are many problems in the medical world facing unidentified substance abuse. A main reason the problem is occurring however are the strict rules and regulations on doctors and pharmacists to ensure they do not deny patients in pain. My hypothesis is that pharmacists see more abuse patterns than doctors do via early refills. The abuse of narcotics is a prevalent issue in today’s society and there needs to be a better way to more easily identify the patients abusing narcotics. This study will target human participants with suspected abuse problems by the pharmacist or doctor. Although the patient’s information will be kept anonymous, the doctors and pharmacists have the right to talk to each other according to their privacy policies. The survey asks the medical professionals questions about prescribing controlled substances, how often they think the medication is abused and what they think would be a good solution to the problem from their point of view. The information gathered can help evaluate why the problem is occurring and is continuing to occur due to what the medical professionals are picking up within their work. This study shows an issue in the system regarding DHEC and HIPPA laws and presents a problem for medical professionals and limits their ability to limit the problems occurring within the medical field due to abused controlled substances by prescribed patients by proving that doctors do not see the issue as important as pharmacists throughout the answers to their surveys.