prescription drug database http://wamc.org en Mass. Physician Advocates Seek Changes in Prescription Monitoring Program http://wamc.org/post/mass-physician-advocates-seek-changes-prescription-monitoring-program <p>Patient advocates and representatives of the medical community in Massachusetts are submitting comments to the state Board of Public Health to address regulations that aim to curb prescription drug abuse.</p><p>Signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in 2012, An <em>Act relative</em> to <em>prescription drug diversion, abuse and addiction</em>, requires prescribers of pain killers to enroll in the state’s now-voluntary Prescription Monitoring Program upon renewal of their medical licenses. Currently about 1,700 prescribers in Massachusetts are enrolled in the program.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:48:04 +0000 Lucas Willard 60669 at http://wamc.org Mass. Physician Advocates Seek Changes in Prescription Monitoring Program Vermont House Advances Bill to Stem Drug Abuse http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-advances-bill-stem-drug-abuse <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont's public safety commissioner says he'll be back next year looking for warrantless police access to a state Health Department database of prescriptions written by Vermont doctors. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 60504 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Advances Bill to Stem Drug Abuse