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.