Getting the same medication from two different doctors is the definition of doctor shopping. If one doctor is prescribing the medication in the dose you need and that's working then there's no reason to go to another doctor.
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Bryan is correct, how many doctors have to prescribe the same medication to you? Wake up you are an addict and need help.
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Actually, under Louisiana law, "Getting the same medication from two different doctors" is not the definition of doctor shopping. Louisiana Revised Statute 40:971(B)(1)(i) prohibits obtaining or seeking to obtain ANY controlled dangerous substance or a prescription for such from a health care practitioner while being supplied with ANY controlled dangerous substance or prescription for such by another practitioner WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE FACT OF THE EXISTING PRESCRIPTION to that practitioner. So, the argument that they are two different drugs is irrelevant, since the law covers any controlled dangerous substance. So the question becomes whether you have revealed the existence of the prior prescription to your hometown doctor when requesting the new prescription. If not, you have violated R.S. 40:971.