Friday, March 14, 2014

Armstrong on Problems With Prescription Drug Monitoring

Ari Armstrong discusses how, "Prescription drug monitoring punishes the responsible for the sake of the irresponsible". (Greely Tribune, 3/12/2014).

Here's the opening of his piece:
Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem, sometimes a fatal one. But the answer is not for the government to monitor and harass people who suffer from devastating pain -- and make it harder for them to manage their pain -- in a misguided attempt to save drug abusers from themselves. Unfortunately, that is precisely the effect of House Bill 1283, sponsored by Rep. Beth McCann of Denver...