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Virginia and North Carolina to share prescription drug database information

North Carolina has joined a network of 22 states that share database information with Virginia pertaining to prescription drugs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that prescription drug data from Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program and North Carolina’s Substance Reporting System, RxSentry, will

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients

Long before the current opioid epidemic, most states developed tracking systems to allow physicians and pharmacists to check patients’ use of prescription drugs, including opioid painkillers, to determine whether they may be receiving too many pills, at too high a dose

Employers find ways around FDA crackdown on drug imports to reduce prescription costs

Schenectady County, New York, is on track to pay 20 percent less on prescription drugs for its employees this year than in 2003. Flagler County, Florida, expects to save nearly $200,000 in 2017 on brand-name medicines for its 800 workers, its