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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Prescription Monitoring Program Could Be Coming Soon

While many provinces have a Prescription Monitoring program in place to battle prescription drug abuse, no such program currently exists here in New Brunswick, and the Executive Director of the provincial Pharmacists Association wants to see that change.

Paul Blanchard says there has been a lot of talk about implementing a drug information system where pharmacists and doctors can see all the medications patients are have been prescribed, and from what he understands it may be coming in the next budget.

Blanchard says because we don't have this type of electronic system in the province, it's very important people make their doctors and pharmacists aware of all the medication they are taking.