Health Management Technology: e-Prescribing controlled substances moves closer to reality

In an effort to fight the prescription drug-abuse epidemic, lawmakers in New York State recently passed legislation, known as I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing), designed to more effectively track patterns of potential prescription misuse. Among its mandates, the law requires that by March 2015, all prescriptions issued in the state of New York must be done so electronically (with limited exceptions), including prescriptions for controlled substances.