Ohio Sheriffs’ Group Seeks Better Drug Monitoring

A lobbying group for Ohio sheriffs said not enough doctors and dentists are checking a prescription drug database before prescribing painkillers and other narcotics.
Ohio’s statewide database was created in 2006 to allow physicians to check the prescription histories of patients and to discourage addicts from “doctor shopping” to get drugs.
But only about 5,500 of Ohio’s 42,000 licensed doctors and dentists are registered to use the voluntary online database.

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