Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing the state of Ohio to put a stop to “shopping” and “hopping.”

The U.S. Senator is becoming a vocal advocate for meaningful changes to the state’s handling of doctors and prescription medications, all with the goal of curbing the epidemic of drug abuse.

Brown’s latest push is tied to preventing those who are on Medicaid from “doctor shopping” and “pharmacy hopping.”

The problem is that many people are abusing the system and essentially allowing taxpayers to subsidize or fund their drug habit.

Brown has proposed a Medicaid lock-in that would make it harder to get prescriptions from multiple doctors and to take those to a variety of pharmacies.

The politician is on target to think that this could help prevent the problem.

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