Camdenton and other lake area communities are considering joining a program to monitor prescription medication. The proposed ordinance would require health providers and pharmacists to log data into a connected database within seven days of dispensing medications.
Bee Dampier of the Camden County Health Department discussed the plan on “The Ozarks Today” on KRMS. It’s already being used in more than 50 counties across the state. The system can send out notifications of red flags on prescriptions that could help indicate prescription fraud, doctor shopping, or problems relating to over-prescribing. Law enforcement would need a court-ordered subpoena to access patient records.