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Residents unable to access prescription drug database

Residency Program Insider, December 4, 2015

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Medical residents in Massachusetts are seeking access to the Prescription Monitoring Program, a state-run database of controlled substances prescriptions. Despite being able to prescribe controlled substances, residents are unable to access the database. Access is limited to licensed physicians and pharmacists.

Efforts are underway to give residents access to the database. The Committee of Interns and Residents is collecting signatures for a letter asking the governor to expand access to the database. Legislation has also been filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives that would require residents have access to the prescription data. 

Source: The Boston Globe



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