By Join Together Staff | August 8, 2012
Texas has launched an online prescription monitoring database, building on a long-standing program that was criticized for being slow and requiring paperwork.
The new program, called “Prescription Access in Texas,” gives law enforcement and health care professionals quick access to a database of controlled substances that have been dispensed to patients. The database shows what medications a patient has received in the state in the past year, the Associated Press reports. Until now, it could take days, or longer, to access that information