April 28, 2014

Use of Monitoring System

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Oklahoma doctors and other prescribers are not routinely using the Prescription Monitoring Program to prevent patients from “doctor-shopping” for narcotics, according to state officials and prescription data. In 2013, prescribers ran about one check for every six prescriptions filled.

Source: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Warren Vieth can be reached at wvieth@oklahomawatch.org