How Big Data Can Catch Oxycontin Abusers and Bad Docs


See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

A team of forensic experts are trying to stanch the flow of prescription drugs into the black market.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Prescription drug overdose deaths are up. "Diversion" of drugs for recreational use costs the health care system $72.5 billion a year, according to National Drug Intelligence Center report. And yet there are obviously literally billions of legitimate prescriptions that help sick people, which come through our nation’s pharmacies. How do you crack down without falsely accusing people of fraud? (IMO it is easy, PATTERNS!!!!!)

See on www.theatlantic.com

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