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Pharmacy Board announces access to Rx monitoring system for Ohio drug courts.

Ohio courts overseeing individuals struggling with drug addiction now have access to an additional tool to ensure they comply with court ordered treatment. On Tuesday, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy (BOP) announced that drug court programs have access to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS), to provide judges and court personnel with critical information regarding a participant’s use of controlled substance medications. Access to OARRS is granted to drug courts certified by the Supreme Court of Ohio and other specialized dockets treating individuals for substance use disorders such as those relating to mental health, veterans and human trafficking.

BOP developed a training guide to assist judges and court personnel with using the system.

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