May 23, 2012
Ontario is taking further action to reduce the abuse of prescription narcotics and controlled substance medications across the province.
A new narcotics monitoring system will track all prescription narcotics and other controlled substance medications dispensed in Ontario.
The monitoring system will help ensure appropriate prescribing, dispensing and use of narcotics by issuing an alert to the pharmacy in real time when cases of double-doctoring (the same prescription being prescribed by more than one doctor) or multiple pharmacy visits are detected. The information collected also allows for the development of strategies to better protect patients and ensure the appropriate prescribing and use of narcotics.
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