Kaine Announces Prescription Drug Grant

August 7, 2007

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced a $400,000 federal grant that will allow Virginia to expand its efforts to help health care professionals monitor a patient’s prescription drug use Tuesday.

“This federal grant will enhance our efforts to identify and prevent illegal use of prescription drugs” said Kaine.

Currently, doctors and pharmacists can access a patient’s prescription record during normal working hours to get recent treatment history of controlled substances, allowing the physician or pharmacist to determine if a patient is seeing more than one doctor in an effort to obtain multiple prescriptions for controlled substances.

The federal grant is administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, through the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9008457 - newsplex.com/a?a=9008457
Gray Television, Inc.