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Report follows success of drug-tracking system

– Indiana officials are getting a briefing on the effectiveness of a system intended to combat drug abuse by tracking controlled substance prescriptions.

The Board of Pharmacy will hear the report on the statewide survey Monday morning.

Nearly 6,000 doctors, pharmacists, dentists and physician assistants across Indiana participated in the survey tracking the success of the INSPECT program.

The program summarizes the controlled substances prescribed for a patient, the doctor who prescribes them and the pharmacy that dispenses them.

The survey was administered through the Center for Health Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

A private grant in 2012 funded the study to determine the program’s impact on prescription drug abuse.

The Center for Health Policy at IUPUI analyzed the data and created the report.

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