Arizona starts tracking users of prescription drugsA centralized, state-managed database that can be accessed by doctors and pharmacists around Arizona, will be storing prescription information of legally sold drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Ritalin, and Ambien.

Dr. Stephen Borowsky, an anesthesiologist and pain-management specialist, said that he is happy to learn that Arizona has finally decided to keep a close eye on medicines that have potential for addiction.

Pharmacy Board officials remarked that database access is recorded and limited to doctors and pharmacists.