Dr. Lanting garnered some unwanted attention when he was interviewed in August 2010 by the press for a story on a state-run database of patients who have had prescriptions filled from multiple sources.
Of his approach with dealing with patients seeking prescriptions, he said: "We take their word and we depend on the pharmacists' computers."
Obviously, that quote is not the standard for physicians in today's world. Although Dr. Lanting may have been quoted out of context, this was not a great quote for public viewing. We can expect to see an increase in filings against physicians for subscribing painkillers.
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