GP slammed over 'doctor shopping' patient's death
A coroner has criticised a Melbourne GP after the accidental drug overdose of a Tasmanian father who 'doctor shopped', saying he should have checked with the man's local doctors.
Brett Matthew Cashion, 48, was discovered dead by a neighbour at his home south of Hobart in September 2016.
He had overdosed on morphine and quetiapine, a coroner's report published on Monday found.
Mr Cashion suffered from chronic back pain and had for years engaged in doctor-shopping.
From mid-2014, he made 16 trips to