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The Problem Of Prescription Drugs In New York

With the Internet System for Tracking Over Prescribing (I-STOP) program, New York hopes to grapple with the problem of addicts and doctor shoppers and reduce the flow of illicit prescription drug use. ...more

Doctor Shopping: What Is It And What Are The Penalties?

Doctor shopping occurs when a drug abuser accumulates prescription drugs by obtaining multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. For example, if John Doe is maintaining a painkiller addiction through doctor shopping, he...more

Health Law Alert - August 2013: New York’s I-STOP Law Goes into Effect for Practitioners – August 27, 2013

A new law, the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Law (§3343-a of the NYS Public Health Law) enacted one year ago, will go into effect on August 27, 2013, requiring practitioners who prescribe controlled...more

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