Georgia House members voted March 31 to approve legislation that would establish an electronic database to monitor the dispensing of prescription pain killers that include controlled substances. SB 36 targets “pill mills” that provide prescriptions for some widely abused drugs, providing a system to prevent illegal activity.

Representative Barbara Massey Reece, (D-Menlo) said, " I voted against the measure out of concern that the database would be an attractive target for computer hackers and expose patients’ private medical information to abuse."

Te measure goes back to the Senate for consideration of House changes.