Physicians and pharmacists would use the database, called the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing and which has up-to-the-minute information on pertinent patient information and prescription details, before dispensing narcotics such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and Xanax, the report said.
Physicians or pharmacists who fail to report information to the database, fail to review patient data before prescribing or disclose and dispense private patient information to a third party may be fined.
The report said the proposed bill aims to stop drug seekers and curb prescription drug trafficking.
Read the Times Union report on I-STOP.
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