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Sen. Buddy Carter Introduces Patient Safety Act in Senate

ATLANTA (Jan, 31, 2011) – A bill that aims to help doctors and pharmacists curtail the abuse of illegally prescribed drugs in Georgia and aid law enforcement by improving their technological capabilities was introduced at the State Capitol Monday.   State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) authored the “Patient Safety Act of 2011” which would create an electronic database of all controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in Georgia.  The database would be accessible only to medication prescribers and dispensers for their own patients or law enforcement if they are investigating an open case, which would require a subpoena for access. (more…)