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

Support our publication

Every day we strive to produce journalism that matters — stories that strengthen accountability and transparency, provide value and resonate with readers like you.

This work is essential to a better-informed community and a healthy democracy. But it isn’t possible without your support.