River to River
2:36 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Prescription Drug Monitoring and Distracted Driving

Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing substance abuse problems in the state. What are preventive measures doctors can take to keep these drugs from getting into the wrong hands? A bill that would mandate physicians check a database before prescribing certain medication to their patients is being discussed at the statehouse. Today on River to River, we talk about ways this could possibly help or get in the way of the patient/doctor relationship.

Then, in the second half, you’ve probably looked at that cell phone while you’re in the car. There’s a bill that would ratchet up offenses for being distracted behind the wheel. We look at what it would mean and it’s likelihood of becoming law.