As the crackdown on telemedicine prescriptions continues, more and more clinics are coming under scrutiny for overprescribing and reaching beyond their scope of practice. The focus of this video is the DEA’s new rules around controlled substances, and the impact it will have on the clinics that have been taking advantage of the system. The conversation delves into the issue of clinics prescribing drugs that are intended to enhance and optimize physical appearance, rather than treating medical conditions.
Corey and I discuss how the problem started when clinics began reaching outside of their scope and trying to treat medical conditions. While there are some people with medical conditions that require treatment, many people go to clinics for non-medical reasons, such as low energy or low libido.
The conversation then moves on to discuss the role of doctors and nurse practitioners in prescribing controlled substances. We express concern that clinics are not adequately educating patients about the risks associated with taking these drugs. Clinics are taking advantage of people who may not have the medical background to fully understand the risks associated with taking these drugs.
The DEA’s new rules will have a strong impact on clinics that have been overprescribing controlled substances. While some clinics may be impacted financially, the crackdown was inevitable and needed to happen. Some clinics may have been taking advantage of vulnerable patients and putting their health at risk.
The conversation ends with a discussion of the qualifications of doctors and nurse practitioners working at clinics. Some clinics may not have the appropriate medical personnel on staff, and patients need to be cautious when seeking treatment at these clinics.
Overall, the conversation highlights the need for greater accountability and oversight in the prescribing of controlled substances. Some clinics may have been taking advantage of vulnerable patients, and greater education and awareness is needed to ensure that patients are receiving appropriate care.