I-STOP is central component of comprehensive reform bill, which the Senate passed Monday.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the Senate approval of comprehensive reform legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse. The central component of the legislation is the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP), which establishes a real-time prescription drug tracking system. The legislation also requires e-prescriptions of controlled substances, improves training and education for practitioners, expands awareness among patients and the public, creates year-round drug-disposal sites and updates controlled substance schedules.
State Lawmakers Announce New Tools, Established with Comprehensive I-STOP law, to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse.
New Online Database Will Help Prevent “Doctor-Shopping”, Stop Drug Abuse Problems Before They Start – Law Was Enacted One Year Ago, Passed Unanimously by NY State Legislature.
BUFFALO – Today, August 26, 2013, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the implementation of key provisions of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) legislation that was passed last year, and signed into law on August 27, 2012.