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Propsed law aims to make better use of KASPER in fighting pill problem

A bill likely to be filed in the General Assembly soon would require drug prescribers to maintain an account with the state’s drug monitoring system known as KASPER. The news was met with applause at the Different Faces of Substance Abuse conference yesterday. The bill would also propose using KASPER (the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System) to “mine data toward patients,” meaning that analysts would look for people who have gone to an unusually high number of physicians or other providers within a short period of time, presumably to “doctor shop” for drugs.

Filed under: Kentucky | Prescription pill abuse | Politics | Around the region


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