House Bill Targets Controlled Substance Distribution, Internet Pharmacy Certification
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Legislation introduced by Reps. Norwood and Strickland would require electronic coding for a "hot list" of drugs by 2006. The bill also would provide grants to states seeking to establish or strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs.
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