Prescription monitoring system causes delays for legit medication

Prescription monitoring system causes delays for legit medication

Prescription monitoring system causes delays for legit medication

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM

(WHAS11) -- Kentucky's newly implemented system to monitor prescription drug use and abuse is having some difficulties.

Doctors say the recent crackdown has the unintended consequence of making patients wait on legitimate pain medications.

Lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year that requires physicians to tap into the state's prescription monitoring system to review their patients' drug histories.

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