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Audit: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Needs Improvements

(Salem, OR)  --  A program from the Oregon Health Authority that monitors drug prescriptions needs to make key changes.  An audit from the Oregon Secretary of State's Office found the program still does not require doctors to check databases of patients for suspicious activity before writing a prescription.  That opens the door to some people getting multiple prescriptions of opioids and other drugs that can be abused.  The report shows the biggest issues with the program require legislative action to correct.  

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