GA Launches Prescription Drug Database

| August 11, 2013

prescription bottles pillsState officials say over 2,000 doctors and other medical professionals have already registered for a new statewide database aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.

State Drugs and Narcotics Agency Director Rick Allen told the Augusta Chronicle  that Georgia was the second-to-last state in the country to create such a database, and has seen overwhelming response in its first month of existence.

One reason for the database was to track those who are getting prescriptions from multiple doctors and pharmacies- Allen says the system has already flagged and found multiple instances of abuse.

Read more from the Augusta Chronicle here.

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