Monday, November 10, 2014

Connecticut, Rhode Island Join to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

New Haven Register, November 8, 2014

"Health officials in Rhode Island say they’re working with their counterparts in Connecticut to detect the overprescribing of opioids and combat prescription drug abuse.

Prescribers and pharmacies can look up what prescriptions a patient has filled at pharmacies in their state through a prescription-monitoring program. Officials say that through a new data link, prescribers and pharmacies in Rhode Island and Connecticut can now see a patient’s history in both states." Read more

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