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ScriptcheckSA helps identify patients abusing controlled prescription drugs | The Senior



A new real-time prescription monitoring system for SA doctors and pharmacists will help prevent patients “doctor shopping” to access controlled medicines.

The ScriptCheckSA system provides information to doctors and pharmacists about a patient’s history and use of controlled medicines, including pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl and other high-risk medicines, including all benzodiazepines such as diazepam, when they are considering prescribing or dispensing these medicines. This will allow easier identification of patients who are abusing prescription drugs and are at danger of overdosing.

“Prescription drug dependence and misuse are a major public health concern. Nation-wide, the supply of prescription medicines…

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