Authorities recommend prescription database to deal with OxyContin Abuse

  1. 0 Authorities recommend prescription database to deal with OxyContin

    U.S. Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia heard from experts who propose the state implement a sophisticated prescription database system that would track prescriptions in the state and reveal suspicious patterns of requests and dispensations of the powerful and much-abused painkiller OxyContin.

    Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug. 7, 2001

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    http://www.timesdispatch.com/vametro/MGBU1OY03QC.html
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    I just watched Pa. congressional testimony on this very thing. What drove me up the wall was the fact that not only is perscription abuse driving a lot of the oxycontin abuse but most of these perscriptions are being paid for by medicade funds. Which mean that the tax payer is picking up the bill for these people to get high. Now I know that I am paying in many indirect ways for other peoples addictions but there is something about paying so directly for their dope that irks me.


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