MINEOLA - A group of Long Island mothers is fighting the war on prescription drug abuse.
The moms are calling on state lawmakers to pass a measure requiring the "tracking" of prescription drugs.
The I-Stop bill would prevent addicts from "doctor shopping."
The bill would allow doctors and pharmacists to track certain powerful painkillers and controlled substances by checking a patient's drug history.
Medical groups are fighting the measure, saying it's an unfair burden to doctors who would be responsible for policing their patients.To watch extended video from a news conference on the bill, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select 'iO Extra.'
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