NY lawmakers unanimously pass I-Stop bill for drug database

The state Legislature has unanimously passed the I-Stop bill, which aims to keep tighter tabs on drug prescriptions.The move makes New York one of the

ALBANY - The state Legislature has unanimously passed the I-Stop bill, which aims to keep tighter tabs on drug prescriptions.The move makes New York one of the first states to enact a real-time, online database that doctors and pharmacists must update when writing and filling prescriptions. The bill passed the state Assembly by 116-0 and the Senate by 58-0. The goal is to prevent the practice of so-called "doctor-shopping," when addicts seek out doctors who carelessly write painkiller prescriptions. The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing.NY lawmakers reach deal on I-Stop prescription database

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