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State database tracking narcotic prescriptions

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A state database that tracks patient prescriptions in real time made its official launch on Tuesday, with the goal of cutting down on prescription drug abuse. Under the state’s I-STOP law, passed last year, doctors are required to check a patient’s record before filling or issuing a prescription for a narcotic or other powerful drug. Called the Prescription Monitoring Program Registry, the database will enable providers to see whether a patient has already obtained a ...

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August 28, 2013
11:49 a.m.

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This is frightening especially as I become older and may have to rely on a pain reducing med some day such as a narcotic. So, if narcotics are so dangerous, why can't medical marijuana be legalized for pain? I need to move out of New York.