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Proponents to Seek Legislation Mandating CURES Use after Ballot Initiative Fails

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 0

The fight over whether California doctors should be required to actually use the state's prescription drug-monitoring databases will return to the state Legislature after voters by a 2-to-1 margin rejected Proposition 46. More than 3.4 million people (67.15%) voted against the initiative and only 1.7 million (32.85%) voted for it, according to the Secretary of State's website. The proposal would have required doctors and pharmacists to consult with the Controlled Substances Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES, prior to prescribing or dispensing any Schedule II th...

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