A bill introduced in Pennsylvania is designed to prevent people from other states from filling painkiller prescriptions there.
State Representative Brandon Neuman wants to amend state law to help prevent people from using cash to obtain narcotics by visiting different doctors and pharmacies in the state, the Associated Press reports.
“The dealers are moving out. Now pharmacies are seeing these customers with all kinds of sob stories from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee,” he told the AP.
The bill would set up a Pennsylvania Accountability Monitoring System database, which would alert doctors and pharmacies when patients who have already received an adequate supply of opioids try to obtain another prescription.