pill-pusher

pill-pusher

and pill-roller and pill-peddler
n. a nickname for a physician. I went to the infirmary, but the pill-pusher wasn’t in. The lousy pill-roller just gave me some aspirin.
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You made it across, splendid," said the enigmatic pill-pusher, but he was speaking German, and, somehow, Philip knew and found he spoke German, too.
In it, Aggarwal notes that the DEA viewed him as the biggest pill-pusher in North Alabama and that many of his patients were dropping like flies, they are all dying.
She's not a pill-pusher and is against having her patients relying solely on medicine.
Why should this decent, caring and law-abiding lady be put through so much stress and angst, when all your average burglar, pill-pusher or car thief gets is a bit of community service?
Jip's and Lulu's respective relationships leave a lot to be desired; Koop and Nina are very much in love but jealousy keeps getting in the way; and Moff is the resident pill-pusher whose main object in life seems to be to live fast and die young.
He had her pill-pusher in his sights for ages but waited until the cops arrived before pulling the trigger - and missed by a mile.
Pill-pushers who still have notorious Mortal Kombat and Green Rolex ecstasy tablets are terrified they will be caught with them.
Her mother, Sylvia, 61, who also lives in Cramlington, told the inquest how she was preyed on by pill-pushers who knew she would buy temazepam off them at pounds 2 a tablet.
pharma companies have developed the image of profiteering pill-pushers who play fast and loose with research studies, ad claims, and matters of product safety and risk.
The best students in medical school do not opt for psychiatry and today's psychiatrists are primarily pill-pushers who spend very little time with patients.
Pill-pushers with their eyes on the bottom line are eager to gear women up for high-tech sex with new creams, gels, and other products.