Audit identifies major lapses in prescription controls

Nov 24, 2012

An investigation by New York State auditors has found numerous lapses in the oversight controls regarding prescription refills.

Errors were discovered in more than 300,000 prescriptions. The errors included expired scripts being filled, repeat refills beyond the prescribed limit and other issues. Authorities believe these matters have led to the increased misuse of prescription drugs.

Misused prescription drugs
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Stricter controls are being pursued.