Pictured left to right Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (LICADD) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Assemblyman Ed Ra, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, and Assemblyman Dean Murray.
“Prescription drug abuse has had tragic consequences across our state and nation,” said McDonough. “With the creation of the I-STOP system, our doctors and pharmacists will have the tools they need to prevent doctor shopping by patients with ill intent for these powerful prescriptions. Real-time prescription monitoring is just one of the tools we can use to combat this growing phenomenon. I truly believe this system will prevent our medicine cabinets from turning into illicit pharmacies.”