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The Networks of Doctor Shopping and Prescription Drug Abuse

IUNI Affiliates Brea Perry (COAS, Sociology) and Yong-Yeol Ahn (SOIC, Informatics) were awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a study that will use social network analysis to examine "doctor shopping," in which patients visit multiple physicians to get prescriptions for controlled substances.