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pill pusher

slang Someone, especially a medical doctor, who is authorized to prescribe medication. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Being a psychiatrist is about a whole lot more than being a pill pusher—medication should be the very last resort when treating a patient. You shouldn't go to some pill pusher every time you have a cough. You're body doesn't need all those drugs in it.
See also: 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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"We cannot be pill pushers, the data clearly shows that approach is a failure.
Anyway what proof is there that pill pushers have a longer, happier life?
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Some people feel that psychiatry is about checklists and prescriptions pads--psychiatrists are "pill pushers" (they don't just suggest, they push), and they are angry that their doctors don't know them, don't care to know them, and aren't interested in understanding their symptoms in the full context of their lives.
Doctors and regulatory agencies should warn against these 'fly-by-night' pill pushers and their products.
For many years, it was the pill pushers who proclaimed supplements' glories.
I suspect we who suffer chronic pain know more about it than the pill pushers who have never taken those drugs or experienced the side effects they are keen to downplay.
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Making nutritional science a hobby done for free will breed mediocrity and promote the stereotype that doctors are pill pushers, that we love the scalpel, and that our minimal interest in prevention is based purely on an outdated allopathic mindset married to pharmaceutical and diagnostic corporations.