It is actually against the law to have been receiving the same medications from more than one doctor during the same time period and it falls under the doctor shopping laws and is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. The fact is that when a doctor writes a prescription it is the duty of the patient to inform the doctor if they are already receiving that medication from another doctor. Thus, you are at risk of imprisonment or at least being charged for the offense. However, it is fairly unlikely that they will go back and begin charging people for events occurring prior to the implementation of the new reporting system.
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