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FayMarie
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FayMarie,
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10/10/2014 | 6:18:35 PM
CURES Database - ONLY Controlled Substances
This article is filled with inaccuracies and hysteria.  Obviously, these people have never signed into the CURES data base to see the information it actually contains or the reports that are generated.  It is ONLY controlled substance prescriptions; NOTHING else.  The CDC issued a newsletter in July about the nationwide epidemic of opioid and controlled substance abuse that is a real problem we need to address as a nation.  Forty nine of our 50 states have these programs because more people are dying everyday of prescription drug overdoses than illegal drug overdoses.  Think about it!  Who is enabling all these controlled substance prescriptions?  This problem can be solved.  Also think about why they call them "controlled substances".  It because they are tracked in order to control misuse and abuse by patients and prescribers.  If you are taking these drugs or prescribing these drugs in a rational manner, you have nothing to be afraid of.  If you are abusing these drugs or prescribing them in an unscrupulous manner, you should be very afraid - you will be found out and dealt with accordingly.  Several states have now mandated that prescribers MUST review their state controlled substance database before writing controlled substance prescriptions in order to identify abusers that need help with substance abuse and not further enable them.  Many states have the ability to to do searches of multiple state databases because drug seeker are known to cross state lines just to get more.
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freespiritny25,
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10/9/2014 | 12:49:59 PM
Re: Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown
The prescription database is the best thing that could happen to protect both the physicians and the patients alike. It will put an end to doctor shopping, illicit prescription drug sales, overdoses, physician fraud, etc.


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