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Linking PMP Databases - November 5, 2011
States Link Databases to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse
Drug dealers and addicts often jump borders to beat the system.
Several states are trying to keep that from happening.
More people die from overdosing on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which calls the problem a national epidemic. Almost every
state has or is currently setting up prescription monitoring programs to identify patients with multiple
drug orders as well as doctors prescribing unusually large amounts of prescription drugs.
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