California To Provide Online Prescription Drug Database
On Tuesday, California Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) will unveil an online database that will allow doctors and pharmacists in the state access to a patient's prescription drug use history. The database is intended to reduce prescription drug misuse by making patient histories more available and preventing "doctor shopping." Previously, doctors and pharmacists had to fax or phone in their requests, which could take several days to fulfill.
- "Brown To Unveil Online Drug Database" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 9/14).