Rx drug abuse a growing problem for doctors, officials

Dr. Marc Breen, an emergency room doctor at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, says toughened reporting requirements for a prescription-drug database in Colorado would result in added regulation that “just takes me farther away from my patients.”



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Dr. Marc Breen, an emergency room doctor at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, says toughened reporting requirements for a prescription-drug database in Colorado would result in added regulation that “just takes me farther away from my patients.”

It was a scene close to what Dr. Marc Breen remembered from hospitals in Chicago. Last December, Breen found himself swamped with new patients over the course of his 12-hour shifts at the…




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