NY Audit Finds Painkiller Prescription Errors
The audit report said the Health Department response included several statements "that minimize the significance" of its findings and said officials shouldn't be too quick to dismiss the impact when a relatively tiny diversion could translate into thousands of dangerous drugs dispensed improperly.
The statewide electronic prescription database was first proposed by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman partly to prevent doctor shopping by addicts and dealers who resell drugs.
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