overprescribe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ prescribe

Verb[edit]

overprescribe (third-person singular simple present overprescribes, present participle overprescribing, simple past and past participle overprescribed)

  1. To prescribe a drug more frequently than appropriate
    • 2007 May 9, The Associated Press, “Painkiller’s Maker Settles Complaint”, New York Times:
      The drug maker Purdue Pharma has agreed [] to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe its painkiller OxyContin.