New York lawmakers want DVMs to check drug registry before prescribing painkillers

Mar 19, 2012
By staff
Albany, N.Y. — Some New York legislators want healthcare practitioners—including veterinarians—to start checking a controlled-substance-abuse registry before prescribing some medications.

Assembly Bill 9121 was introduced Jan. 25 and would apply to all pharmacists and doctors who prescribe controlled substances. It would require healthcare professions—including veterinarians—to crosscheck a controlled substance abuse registry before prescribing painkillers.

The bill was referred to the Assembly’s committee on health Jan. 25.