${site.data.firmName} ${site.data.firmName}
Free Consultation No recovery - No Fee
215-822-7575 / 800-358-9367
Practice Areas

Pennsylvania lawmakers considering implementation of prescription drug database

Illegal drug use in Pennsylvania is on the rise. Last year, there were more than 55 drug overdose deaths in Washington County alone. Some people may not realize that many people turn to prescription pills to satisfy their addictions, often by shopping for multiple doctors to write prescriptions.

To stop people from visiting several doctors and pharmacies in an attempt to get more prescription drugs, the State Senate has approved a bill that would monitor this activity. Lawmakers propose creating a statewide database that would track the names of people who fill prescriptions for certain types of drugs, such as oxycontin. Although law enforcement could use this database to arrest Pennsylvanians, it would need a warrant to access this information.

Unfortunately, people who cannot obtain prescription drugs sometimes turn to heroin, another dangerous drug. However, until the bill is enacted, it is impossible to predict whether this will be the case. Now that the Senate has approved the bill, the House of Representatives will decide whether it will be passed into law. It is unknown whether the governor is expected to veto the legislation.

Hopefully, people who are coping with a drug addiction will find this program beneficial. If they are stopped before they are able to fill more prescriptions, they may be able to seek help before they are arrested for a serious drug crime such as possession of drugs or prescription fraud. Anyone who is facing drug charges, and the serious consequences that come with them, may want to seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible.

Source: Observer-Reporter, “State Senate approves prescription drug monitoring bill,” Scott Beveridge, May 9, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News 2018
  • RGS&G Firm News

    Attorney Amy R. Stern, a partner at the Lansdale law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C, is co-presenting a seminar entitled Divorce 101 along with Marc Silverman, Senior Loan Officer of GMH Mortgage Services.Read more...

  • Super Lawyers | Rising Stars
  • National board of legal speciality certification
  • American college of trial lawyers
  • National board of trial advocacy | EST 1977
  • 2013 | Subarbanlife | Awesome Attorneys
  • PennSuburban | Chamber of commerce

Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

You Have Questions? We Have Answers. Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

start now. send your request