Oklahoma City Teachers Averaged 11 Missed Days of Work

Oklahoma City public school teachers missed an average of 11 days of class in 2012-2013, according to a national report released Tuesday. That put Oklahoma City right at the national average for days of class missed among 40 of the nation’s largest metros.

Who Writes the Prescriptions

Last year, 12,139 medical professionals wrote prescriptions in Oklahoma for controlled dangerous substances.

Decline in Methadone

The amount of methadone prescribed in Oklahoma began falling after enactment of a state law requiring doctors to check the Prescription Monitoring Program before writing methadone scrips.

Medicaid Enrollment Reaches New Record

The number of Oklahomans enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program reached an all-time high in March, and officials are examining whether many people who signed up were spurred to do so by the Affordable Care Act.