Reynolds signs “doctor shopping” prevention bill

A bill designed to prevent "doctor shopping" by opioid addicts has become a law in Iowa.  

Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill in front of overdose victim’s families Monday. Under the bill, doctors will have to register every opioid prescription with a new state monitoring program.

All prescriptions for those medications will have to be filed electronically. The goal is to stop opioid addicts from getting multiple prescriptions from different doctors.

Reynolds said opioid deaths have doubled over the past decade – and the problem has to be addressed.



Top Stories

Mason City
Albert Lea
A bright and pleasant start to the week

A bright and pleasant start to the week

We have some bright, pleasant weather in our area to kick off the work week today with the prospect of

Connect with My FOX 47
Top Stories

Film lovers from around the world gather in Pepin

The 11th annual Flyway Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday, following a successful weekend of movie lovers and independent films.

House fire breaks out in Rochester, no injuries reported

Three residents and their pets are safe after a home caught fire at a northwest Rochester home Sunday afternoon, fire

Iowa gas stations participating in “Pink at the Pump” fundraiser

ST. ANSGAR, Iowa (FOX 47) – Simply filling up your gas tank this month can help in the fight against

New program in Minnesota to help adult learners return to college

AUSTIN, Minn. (FOX 47) –  Minnesotans who started but did not finish their higher education will soon be able to

New Miss Winona to focus on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

WINONA, Minn. (FOX 47) –  The newly crowned Miss Winona plans to focus her year on helping the LGBTQ Community.

Scroll to top
Skip to content