Fallin, Doctor Groups At Impasse On Oklahoma Drug Bill

May 16, 2014

Gov. Mary Fallin and two of the leading physician groups in Oklahoma are at an impasse over the final details in a bill designed to curb prescription drug abuse in Oklahoma.

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Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz confirms the governor was not able to reach an agreement with the Oklahoma State Medical Association and Oklahoma Osteopathic Association on which drugs should be checked in a prescription drug monitoring database.

The governor wants all Schedule II and Schedule III drugs to be checked, but the physicians groups say that proposal is too far reaching. They want just Schedule II drugs to be checked, along with products that contain hydrocodone and codeine.

The two sides also disagree on how often prescription refills should be checked.


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