Minn. To Track Often-Abused Prescription Drugs

Pharmacy counters became Minnesota’s latest dragnet for drug abuse this week with the launch of a state database that tracks users of Vicodin, OxyContin and other addictive painkillers.
Beginning Monday, pharmacies were required to report data on addictive drugs to the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program. By late March, doctors, dentists and pharmacists will be able to tap into the system to identify patients who get too many habit-forming medicines.

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