Kansas Getting $400K To Monitor Prescription Drugs

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas is getting a $400,000 federal grant to improve its prescription drug monitoring program to combat what U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom calls the nation's fastest-growing drug problem.

Grissom announced the grant to the Kansas Board of Pharmacy on Tuesday. The board will use the money to strengthen the Kansas program and find new ways to share information between states.

Kansas pharmacies report all controlled substances they dispense to the monitoring program. Grissom says the system is designed to help doctors track their own prescribing practices and their patients' experiences with controlled substances.

Grissom says far more Americans abuse prescription drugs than the total number of those who use cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167007145