Rx data­base is set to launch

Los Angeles Times - - THE WEEK -

Cal­i­for­nia will launch an en­hanced pre­scrip­tion drug data­base Wed­nes­day to try to pre­vent peo­ple from ob­tain­ing over­lap­ping drug pre­scrip­tions from mul­ti­ple doc­tors. But the re­vamped Con­trolled Sub­stances Uti­liza­tion Re­view and Eval­u­a­tion Sys­tem al­ready has crit­ics. Some health providers say it won’t work with their com­put­ers, hob­bling ef­forts to com­bat drug abuse.

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