(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is applauding the Senate and the Assembly for passing legislation which will see new approaches to how prescription drugs are distributed and tracked in the state.
This includes the use of a "real time" prescription monitoring registry, which requires all prescriptions to be electronically transmitted.
On Monday the legislation passed 58-0 in the Senate and 116-0 in the Assembly.
"Too many families have had to cope with the devastating loss of a teenager as a result of a prescription drug overdose, and the legislation passed today will enable our state to better crack down on the illegal trafficking of painkillers and help prevent more untimely fatalities," Cuomo said in a statement Monday.
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