Share Your I-STOP Story
New York's prescription drug abuse crisis has reached epidemic proportions. Against a backdrop of escalating violence, addiction, and trafficking, the number of prescriptions for narcotic painkillers has increased by six million in recent years - from 16.6 million in 2007 to nearly 22.5 million in 2010. To Address this crisis, Attorney General Schneiderman has proposed the "Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act," or I-STOP -legislation that creates a real-time, online database for doctors and pharmacists to report and track the prescribing and the dispensing of certain controlled substances.
Now we want to hear from you. If you, or someone you know has been affected by the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic, share your story in the space below. You will put a human face on the prescription drug crisis, and help ensure that I-STOP becomes law.
It's time to show lawmakers where the people of New York stand.