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Go to https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/default.aspx

And search for MD 60447974

Short summary: Covering MD, had X-rays in hand showing T11 compression fracture in a 62 YOF primary care bounceback for LBP, patient had been given Norco 5/325s, and had a couple left and an upcoming weekend, complained that she needed more, doc said "no" and RX'ed lidoderm, methocarbamol, but no further opioids until PCP visit on Monday.

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On 10/16/2019 at 2:09 PM, GreenSea said:

Part of report states: "respondent was still in a lot of pain despite taking more hydrocodone than initially directed."

So patient is not taking controlled substances as instructed, but provider is obligated to prescribe more?

I hadn't noticed that.  I'm guessing the medical commission is still looking at spinal compression fracture as excusing taking more Norco than originally directed for generic/undifferentiated back pain.

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