EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

over- +‎ prescribe

VerbEdit

overprescribe ‎(third-person singular simple present overprescribes, present participle overprescribing, simple past and past participle overprescribed)

  1. To prescribe a drug more frequently than appropriate
    • 2007 May 9, The Associated Press, “Painkiller’s Maker Settles Complaint”, in New York Times[1]:
      The drug maker Purdue Pharma has agreed [] to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe its painkiller OxyContin.