New Jersey Launches Prescription Monitoring Program | 7online.com | Associated Press | Beth DeFalco | 1/16/12

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The AP reports that there are more Americans who abuse prescription drugs than those who use cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined (per 2009 federal survey on drug use). The following is an excerpt of the article:

More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state is launching a long-awaited database monitoring use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers.

The database has been collecting information since Sept. 1 to date, more than 4 million prescriptions have been entered. Starting this month, doctors and pharmacies, including mail-order operations, can access detailed patient information on prescriptions for painkillers, steroids, sedatives and stimulants.

For full article see New Jersey launches prescription monitoring program | 7online.com.

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