Opinion: Prescription tracking due in wake of abuse
Physicians and pharmacists will be required to participate in a new prescription drug-tracking program under legislation coming together at the State Capitol. State officials hope to announce legislative agreement on the program next week in conjunction with the first anniversary of a suicide by a prescription drug-addicted man from Buffalo. Tentative deals have been reached on key elements of a new system aimed at reducing the growing problem of doctor-shopping by people addicted to prescription drug opiates. New York officials believe that the Internet-based program will permit doctors and pharmacists to track prescriptions logged just 30 minutes behind real time.
- Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
- 3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle
- Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.
- Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts
- Healthcare Costs Start With What We Eat
- IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
- Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch
- Revenue Cycles Get a Boost from Simple JPEG Files
- Anatomy of 3 Health System Rebranding Efforts
- Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL