Ohio bill proposes program to limit Medicaid doctor shopping

A new Ohio bill proposes a “lock-in” program for prescription drugs that would require Medicaid recipients to see only one doctor or pharmacy to receive high-risk medications such as OxyContin. The Stop Trafficking of Pills Act is modeled after a similar North Carolina act which reduced the statewide use of prescription pain medication by 43 percent, according to this article from Lancaster Eagle Gazette. A step in the right direction for sure, but what if such limits were extended beyond Medicaid?

About Dana Owens

Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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