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State Officials Announce New Drug Tracking System

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Governor Brad Henry and state narcotics agents are announcing a new computerized system to help track prescription drug abuse.

The Comprehensive Oklahoma Narcotic Tracking and Regulation On Line -- or CONTROL -- project sets up a statewide database in which authorities can track people trying to fraudulently get prescription drugs.

Officials say the system will also let doctors and pharmacists determine whether a person is "doctor shopping" to get multiple prescriptions then fill them at several different pharmacies. The system will provide a history of the drug prescriptions a patient has gotten from hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.

The program goes online on July 1st and is funded with federal grants.
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