New law now requires prescriptions to be electronically transmitted

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A new law in New York State will now require allprescriptions to be electronically transmitted to help fight prescription drugabuse.

It’s being called I-STOP and it’ll provide timely and enhancedinformation to practitioners and pharmacists. It will allow doctors to viewtheir patients’ controlled substance history.

Experts say prescription drug abuse is a major problem in CentralNew York, and part of the problem is what’s called “doctor shopping.”

“Doctor shoppers who go to different doctors to getdifferent prescriptions. It’s not a legitimate prescription. It’s going to befor sale. And there are a lot of people who a dependent on these substances whowill exaggerate these symptoms to get a fresh supply,” said Paul Vitagliano, thePrevention Director at the Insight House.

The State Police will have drop boxes at nine of theirheadquarters for people to anonymously dispose unused prescription medicationsand controlled substances.

Troop A – Batavia
4525 West Saile Drive
Batavia, NY 14020-1095

Troop B – Ray Brook
1097 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0100

Troop C – Sidney
823 State Route 7
Unadilla, NY 13849

Troop D – Oneida
Route 5
Oneida, NY 13421-0030

Troop E – Canandaigua
Route 332
1569 Rochester Road
Canandaigua, NY 14425-0220

Troop F – Middletown
55 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY 10941

Troop G – Latham
760 Troy – Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110

Troop K – Poughkeepsie
2541 Route 44
Salt Point, NY 12578

Troop L – Farmingdale
7140 Republic Airport
East Farmingdale, NY 11735-1597

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