Ed Woodworth


Prescription abuse in Ohio continues to be a serious and complex issue that should be addressed. Accordingly, Part II of this Note examines the background of prescription drug abuse generally. It identifies the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the cost drug abuse places on society, some reasons for prescription drug abuse, sources of prescription drugs, and discusses the current state and federal laws regarding prescription drug abuse and prescription reporting. Part III discusses the positive and negative aspects of H.B. 93 and Medical Rule 4731-11-11 and then offers proposals to more effectively prevent prescription drug abuse. Part IV discusses various criticisms of the current OARRS system and demonstrates why these concerns are either unfounded or do not outweigh the benefits of having such a system.