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Ohio Ranked #1 for Monitoring Prescription Drugs

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The AMA says in a recent fact sheet that Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from doctors and other health professionals through the Board of Pharmacy's Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System. The AMA says in a recent fact sheet that Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from doctors and other health professionals through the Board of Pharmacy's Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System.

 The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state when it comes to monitoring prescription drugs.
    
The AMA says in a recent fact sheet that Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from doctors and other health professionals through the Board of Pharmacy's Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System.
    
The state created the system to track the dispensing of controlled substances and monitor suspected abuse. OARRS has been a key tool in battling the state's deadly addictions epidemic. Hospitals like Lima Memorial Health System says it helps keeps prescriptions and patients in check. 

"I think it has provided us with a very good tool to monitor the usage.  We can go in and look anytime a prescription needs to be filled, we can go and look and see what that patient has received before." says Lima Memorial Health System Director of Pharmacy Mark Recker.  "Patients are less likely to shop around inappropriately and gives us that mechanism to be able to know what they are suppose to be on as opposed what they are trying to get filled." 
 

Ohio's system allows pharmacists to check prescribing histories in Ohio and border states that have similar systems, including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia.


In 2015, Gov. John Kasich ordered the system integrated directly into electronic medical records and pharmacy dispensing systems, allowing instant access for prescribers and pharmacists.

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