The Canadian Press

2016-04-26 | NS Auditor General

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Nova Scotia's auditor general says the province has been too slow in carrying out recommendations made by his office in 2012 and 2013, with over 100 still incomplete. Michael Pickup's list included the lack of progress on prescription drug monitoring. He linked the lack of progress to recent charges laid against a doctor who is alleged to have prescribed 50-thousand pills to a hospital patient who never received them. (Health Minister Leo Glavine says the province plans to fully implement the recommendations on prescription drug monitoring by June of this year. He says that will include real-time monitoring of prescriptions.)

Date: 2016-04-26
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the department agreed to put in a new drug utilization review process and framework buy 2014 so we're now in 2016 and these recommendations are still not done I consider them to be quite significant and to expose Nova scotians to the potential abuse and misuse of prescription >>


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