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Residents gain access to prescription drug database

Residency Program Insider, December 18, 2015

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Medical residents in Massachusetts will soon have access to the Prescription Monitoring Program, the state-run database of controlled substances prescriptions that is currently restricted to licensed physicians and pharmacists only. The state Department of Public recently announced a new process that will allow hospitals to grant residents access to the database under the authority of a licensed presentative of their training program.

Before the announcement, the Committee of Interns and Residents had collected signatures for a petition asking the governor to expand access to the database. It argued that it was too inconvenient for residents, who are able to prescribe controlled substances, to track down an attending physician every time they wanted to search the database.

Source: The Boston Globe
 



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