Rep proposes bill to rein in abuse of Rx drugs

08/2/2013 | MyCentralJersey.com (Somerville, N.J.)

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., announced his sponsorship of the Medicare Prescription Drug Integrity Act, which would require verification that any prescription for a drug on the Controlled Substances list was written by an authorized health care provider before it is covered. The bill also would require restricted access for beneficiaries suspected of abusing or diverting drugs and would give HHS new fraud-fighting tools.

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