Definition of overprescription in English:

overprescription

noun

  • See overprescribe

    • ‘While the public concerns itself with overprescription, about half of children with ADHD go without treatment in a given year.’
    • ‘‘For sheer overprescription, no doctor can touch the American farmer,’ reported Newsweek.’
    • ‘You could just as easily argue that the savings should come from clamping down on the overprescription of antibiotics and anti-depressants.’
    • ‘When people talk about Ritalin the immediate reaction is that there is overprescription.’
    • ‘Is is unreasonable to say that the use of antibiotics in the meat industry and overprescription are causing this sort of effect at a subtle level in the mass of the population?’

Pronunciation

overprescription

/əʊvəprɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/