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Liability Associated With Prescribing Medications

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(3):115-119
10.4088/PCC.08r00717

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Mr. A, an 80-year-old man with coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension, presented to his primary care physician with complaints of anxiety and insomnia. The primary care physician prescribed a low dose of an atypical antipsychotic medication. One week later, Mr. A was the driver in a motor vehicle accident; both he and a bystander were injured.​​​