3:14pm

Fri December 9, 2011
The Commonwealth

Medical Board Cracks Down on Doctors

Months after sharp criticism from lawmakers over how it tracks prescription drugs, the Kentucky Medical Licensure Board says it has taken steps to improve the system and crack down on over-prescribing doctors. But there’s lots of work ahead, chiefly getting more doctors familiar with the system and making it easier for physicians to spot so-called doctor shoppers, officials and lawmakers say. Officials with the licensure board testified before the legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee Thursday.