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Where do prescription drugs come from? Good luck answering that question

Westwood resident Steve Simich was taking a generic anti-cholesterol pill. One day he got curious about where it came from. It didn’t say on the label. Simich, 57, asked the pharmacist at his local Rite-Aid. She looked it up and said

Virginia and North Carolina to share prescription drug database information

North Carolina has joined a network of 22 states that share database information with Virginia pertaining to prescription drugs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that prescription drug data from Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program and North Carolina’s Substance Reporting System, RxSentry, will

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients

Long before the current opioid epidemic, most states developed tracking systems to allow physicians and pharmacists to check patients’ use of prescription drugs, including opioid painkillers, to determine whether they may be receiving too many pills, at too high a dose