overprescription

noun
over·​pre·​scrip·​tion | \ ˌō-vər-pri-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce overprescription (audio) \

Definition of overprescription

: the practice of overprescribing something (such as a medication) the overprescription of opiate painkillers

First Known Use of overprescription

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Overprescription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprescription. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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