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Prescription drug monitoring system running low on funds
The Bay Citizen

The state’s prescription drug monitoring program, which was dealt a major blow amid state budget cuts, is still operating but may run out of money by the end of this year, according to the attorney general’s office.

The program, called CURES, is used by law enforcement to track the prescribing of doctors suspected of dispensing too many addictive narcotic pain medications. Doctors also query the database to determine whether patients are “doctor shopping,” or seeking potent drugs from multiple sources to feed an addiction.