Ohioans addicted to prescription drugs are now going to find it’s harder for them to get their drugs in Kentucky, and Kentuckians with the same addiction are going to find it’s harder for them to buy prescription medicine in Ohio. That’s because the two states are now sharing a computer system that tracks medical prescriptions. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen the link-up will make it harder for addicts to get multiple prescriptions for the same pain-killers.
A newly-passed Ohio law includes other ways to crack down on prescription drug abuse. For example, it requires that pain clinics be licensed by the state. Also, doctors who prescribe additive pain killers won’t be allowed to dispense the drugs.