What is e-prescribing?

The state of New York is starting "e-prescribing" for pain pills. What will change?

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Some consider the use of paper scripts as a flawed method for distributing prescription medication. Illegitimate pain patients go "doctor shopping" and collect numerous paper scripts before picking up medication at pharmacies. This bypasses many states' existing prescription drug monitoring techniques. More people are using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons that ever before in the US, resulting in high rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction. Some states are trying to update their prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) in an effort to control this epidemic.

(29 Aug '12, 17:59) admin ♦♦


Prescription Drugs

Many physicians and healthcare professionals across the country illegitimately prescribe prescription medication at health centers deemed "pill mills". On the other side, some patients "doctor shop" in an effort to gain access to large quantities of prescription drugs, like powerful painkillers.


Drug Abuse

The rate of prescription drug abuse is at an all-time high in the United States. Some states are updating their prescription monitoring programs (PMP) to better control the prescription drug epidemic.

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Asked: 28 Aug '12, 14:44

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Last updated: 29 Aug '12, 17:59