It’s the first week in New York State of a fully-implemented law known as I-STOP. It’s a law that supporters say prevents attempts at acquiring fradulent prescriptions by taking the process entirely online. Meanwhile, one local company that oversees an online network says their system is safe and secure.
The first phase of I-STOP led to the creation of a new online database in late 2013. The latest phase, announced last weekend by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, requires doctors to prescribe medications entirely online, eliminating the practice of hand-written notes handed directly to patients.
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