Drug databases are no panacea for opioid crisis
Politico - 09/27/2016
There are plenty of drugs on the street, points out Leo Beletsky, a Northeastern University professor of law and health science, and no one there is asking questions.
Drug monitoring databases have varying effectiveness
While critics say the drug databases impinge on civil liberties, others battling the opioid crisis say their effectiveness varies. Depending on software design, new prescriptions pop up in the databases anywhere from five minutes to a week after the pharmacy fills them.