New Bill could have doctors checking patient’s prescription history if passed

Your doctor would have to check your prescription history before prescribing you opioid painkillers, under a bill awaiting a final vote in the Senate. Checking the INSPECT database is voluntary now. State health officials say requiring the check could head off dangerous drug interactions, and help doctors spot patients who are feeding an addiction. Richard Feldman with the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians says he applauds the intent of the bill, but contends it would be a major burden.


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