Update: Ontario launches narcotics registry

Source: Ontario Ministry of Health

Ontario's Narcotics Registry is now online.

Updating an item that is of interest to many ACTION members, the Ontario government's narcotics registry is now up and running.

Since November of last year, patients have been required to show identification to their doctor in order to fill a prescription for a controlled drug.

Now, Ontario has begun using the information to begin electronic tracking of narcotic prescriptions.

The government says that the database will track strength of prescriptions, who they were written for, and the professional ID numbers of pharmacists and doctors who issued and filled the prescriptions.

Source: Metro News