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Funds to run out for database that monitors prescription drug usage
Southern California Public Radio

California is about to cut off funding for a database that tracks prescription drug use and abuse — unless people such as Robert Pack can convince state lawmakers that the program is critical.

“I lost my my 10-year-old son Troy and my 7-year-old daughter Alana to a doctor shopper,” Pack said Monday prior to a hearing on a bill that would increase funding for the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES.