Pharmacies in New York lag behind their clinical counterparts in preparing for new legislation aimed at reducing over-prescribing, according to an analysis by medication management platform developer DrFirst.

The legislation, known as New York’s Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP), takes effect March 27. It requires that all patient medications be electronically prescribed, including controlled substances and non-controlled substances (commonly referred to as “legend drugs”).

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