October 31, 2014
Mon 27 Jun 2011

Health Department to monitor prescriptions


  • Spokesman Gordon MacCracken says drug stores will be asked to share their records to identify people who try to overfill prescriptions or go from store to store filling the same prescription
  • MacCracken says the information will be available to pharmacies and could be available to law enforcement
  • The department is holding a hearing Monday in Tumwater on the monitoring rules
  • Officials are concerned about prescription drug misuse because of an increase in accidental pain reliever overdose deaths


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