Sherrod Brown takes on prescription drug abuse with new bill

Columbus Business First

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has proposed a new law that cracks down on prescription drug abuse by way of new regulations on Medicaid, the Toledo Blade reports.

The so-called Stop Trafficking of Pills Act would require the adoption of Medicaid “lock-in” programs, which require recipients to pick one physician and one pharmacy. Ohio has had such a program for nearly 30 years but a state spokesman said it's outdated and in the process of revisions, the paper reported.

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