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Counties Using Ordinances to Make Docs Check PDMP

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 0

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefFour Florida counties appear to be the first in the nation to use ordinances to require doctors to check Florida's 13-month-old Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) before prescribing controlled substances, despite opposition from the Florida Medical Association.The county commission in Osceola County, just south of Orlando, approved an ordinance on Oct. 10 that requires all state-licensed physicians − or other persons authorized to issue prescriptions in Florida − to obtain a "patient advisory report" from the Florida PDMP before...

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