Medicare releases data on more than 1 billion prescriptions for seniors and disabled patients
Doctor issues prescriptions to woman (Shutterstock)

The federal government released detailed data today on nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions dispensed to seniors and disabled people in the Medicare program in 2013, bringing more openness to the medication choices of doctors nationwide. The data release comes two years after ProPublica reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had done little to detect…