Prescription Diversion Among Patients in a Family Practice Clinic
Letter to the Editor
The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse found that 1.4%of the general population acknowledged using prescription medicationnot legitimately prescribed for them. The following study wasundertaken to explore the prevalence of prescription diversion(ie, redirection of one's medication to others) among patientsin a family practice setting.
Sansone, R. A.,
Gaither, G. A.,
& Righter, E. L.
(2000). Prescription Diversion Among Patients in a Family Practice Clinic. Archives of Family Medicine, 9 (7), 587.