Calif. AG Calls for Restored Funding to Rx Drug Database
Following the release of Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) a proposed $97.7-billion budget -- which projects a surplus -- on Thursday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) urged the governor to restore funding to the state's prescription drug monitoring program, called the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES. A recent Los Angeles Times report found that the system has been hindered by budget cuts and is not being used to its full potential. Brown's office had no comment on the request.
- "Restored Funding for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Urged" (Girion/Glover, Los Angeles Times, 1/11).