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Editorial: New prescription drug registry will deter abuse

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At the end of August, the state’s new electronic Prescription Monitoring Registry was officially launched. Little did we know that it would yield so quick, or prominent, a catch: Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn, who was arrested last week for attempted criminal possession of Ritalin, a controlled substance. Assuming that Quinn did what she is accused of doing — tricking a nurse practitioner into giving her another prescription long before her old supply was ...

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