Thursday, September 1, 2011

Florida's prescription-drug database launches today

By Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel

September 1, 2011

Florida's prescription-drug-monitoring database, which advocates say will help discourage doctor shopping and deter physicians from over-prescribing, is slated to launch today — after an effort by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year to kill the program.

Supporters of the database have touted it as a key tool in combating Florida's prescription-drug epidemic.

Law enforcers say one of the reasons so many drug abusers and dealers travel to Florida for their prescriptions is because their home state already has a similar monitoring program.
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